NEW YORK POST
AOC dragged for ‘bad theater’ after crying over Iron Dome vote
by Emily Crane
September 24, 2021
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being dragged for “bad theater” after she appeared to break down on the House floor just moments after she voted “present” on an effort to provide $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome. The 31-year-old made a last-minute decision to amend her vote to “present” on Thursday — going against her fellow Squad members who had opposed the bill. Moments after the bill overwhelmingly passed 420-9, the New York Democrat appeared to start crying and was comforted by fellow lawmakers. Critics were quick to accuse Ocasio-Cortez of “theatrics.” READ MORE
SLATE AOC Apologizes After “Present” Vote on Iron Dome Vote: “Yes, I Wept” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez penned a long, emotional letter in which she explained her decision to vote “present” on a bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Ocasio-Cortez was seen crying after she switched her vote against the $1 billion bill to “present,” which essentially amounted to an abstention.