Veterans reportedly walk out of AOC meeting over comments about US

Adam Warner
June 01, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two veterans reportedly walked out of a closed-door meeting between Bronx community leaders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the firebrand congresswoman slammed U.S. foreign policy.

AOC's reported comments came after a board member brought up the Yemeni Civil War during the meeting between her and members of Community Board 11, according to the New York Post.

Attendees told the Post that AOC criticized the U.S. policy of providing bombs to Saudi Arabia. The nation has supported the Yemeni government in the four-year conflict.

Board members Silvio Mazzella and Anthony Vitaliano, both military veterans, told the Post they left after her comments.

“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” Vitaliano told the paper, while Mazzella reportedly said: "Talking about America, that really turned me off completely."

Another attendee told the Post that AOC suggested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump are autocrats.

In a comment to the Post, AOC spokesman Corbin Trent said no one stormed out: “The only person that left the meeting while it was underway was someone who had to go pick up their children.”

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