(breitbart) – Open socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will reportedly be celebrating New Year’s on the warm beaches of Miami, Florida, as her home state of New York shelters amid the omicron surge.
An exclusive report from National Review featured a maskless AOC enjoying a drink with her boyfriend outside of what is claimed to be a Miami Beach restaurant.
“Photos obtained by National Review show Ocasio-Cortez seated outside Doraku Sushi and Izakaya in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon, raising a cocktail in one and checking her phone in another,” said the report.
As of this writing, AOC has issued no comment about the report.
The congresswoman’s sighting in Miami Beach comes just as New York City had to scale back New Year’s Eve celebrations due to the record number of coronavirus cases. As NBC New York reported on Thursday:
New York smashed its single-day COVID case record for the second straight day Thursday, reporting at least 74,207 new positives as the omicron surge stretches hospitals further, according to the latest update from the governor’s update.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations continue to climb. As recently as the second week of December, Gov. Kathy Hochul assured New Yorkers “this isn’t March 2020 or even January 2021,” citing admissions totals well below January’s peaks near 9,300.
Statewide COVID hospitalizations have well more than doubled since then and now total 7,373, with Hochul adding another 606 to the mounting count on Thursday. That’s the highest hospitalization total since Feb. 9 and fewer than 600 admissions shy of where the total stood exactly a year ago. It has risen 138% since Dec. 1.
AOC’s home city has been gripped with crisis, and while she enjoys the right to taste the freedom allotted by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, she could at least apologize to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for shaming him multiple times over his trip to Cancun during the Texas freeze earlier this year.
“If Sen. Cruz had resigned back in January after helping gin up a violent insurrection that killed several people, he could’ve taken his vacation in peace. Texans should continue to demand his resignation,” she tweeted in February.
After Ted Cruz took a shot at AOC during his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, the congresswoman kept pressing the point: “I don’t care what Cruz said at CPAC, but I do care that it appears Texas was just a layover stop for him between Cancun and Orlando to drop a pack of water into someone’s trunk and abandon his constituents again as they get slammed with $16,000 electrical bills,” she tweeted.
AOC continued this attack on Ted Cruz well into April of this year:
The hashtag #AOCLovesDeSantis began trending on Twitter Thursday night.
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(breitbart) – One of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) staffers called Israel a “racist European ethnostate built on stolen land” in one of his social media posts.
Hussain Altamimi is a legislative assistant to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who joined the office last month. He reportedly shared a picture of himself with the Congresswoman on Instagram, adding the caption, “New beginnings,” in November.
Altamimi used his Instagram account to target Israel, a key middle eastern ally to the United States. In a Christmas Eve Instagram story, Altamimi wrote, “Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!”
His caption was added to a post he shared from an account called, “Let’s Talk Palestine,” according to a screenshot obtained by Fox News Digital.
The post he shared criticized Israel further, claiming the country has a “racial hierarchy.”
“This reveals the principle underpinning Israeli apartheid: It’s not about where you’re born. It’s about whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish. Your ethnicity determines your rights & level in the racial hierarchy,” the post read. “Israel is an exclusive ethnostate, established to serve one ethnic group at the expense of another.”
The Instagram profile for Let’s Talk Palestine lists it as a “nonprofit organization.” The profile features multiple posts dedicated to criticizing Israel, including one that claims Israel is engaging in “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” of Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.
Altamimi’s views seemingly fit in with the congresswoman’s views on Israel. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticized Israel this past May, calling it an “apartheid state” and added that “apartheid states aren’t democracies.”