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Chicken & waffle: Weepy AOC says sorry to NYC district for Iron Dome vote

Added 09-24-21 07:18:02pm EST - “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologized to her constituents Friday for her waffling "present" vote on the House bill that provides $1 billion in defense funding for Israel's Iron?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Chicken & waffle: Weepy AOC says sorry to NYC district for Iron Dome vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez apologized to her constituents Friday for her waffling “present” vote on the House bill that provides $1 billion in defense funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile protection program.

She also claimed she became overcome with emotion during Thursday’s vote, saying, “Yes, I wept.”

“To those I have disappointed — I am deeply sorry. To those who believe this reasoning is insufficient or cowardice — I understand,” AOC said in an e-letter to “Our NY-14 Community” and posted on her Twitter account.

The House of Representatives passed a standalone bill to finance the Iron Dome 420-9 on Thursday, after a group of far-left lawmakers including AOC threatened to tank a short-term funding bill that included language to allocate funds toward Israel’s missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

The 31-year-old AOC made a last-minute decision to amend her vote to “present” on Thursday — going against her fellow Squad members who had opposed the bill.

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