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Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed 'Hamas-Backing' Corbyn Before UK Election Loss

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y. (John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx/AP)

By Friday, 13 December 2019 07:47 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Repudiated by his own deputy party leader, denounced as an anti-Semite who is "unfit for office" by the chief rabbi of England, and branded a terrorist for his past support of notorious groups such as Hamas and the Irish Republican Army, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn nonetheless picked up the backing of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y.

Shortly before Thursday's election in Britain — in which Labour lost resoundingly to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party — the U.S. politician known as "AOC" gave her endorsement to Corbyn's Labour Party.

The freshman lawmaker tweeted out a pro-Labour video, adding her view that "it might as well have been produced about the United States. The hoarding of wealth by the few is coming at the cost of people's lives. The only way we change is with a massive surge of *new* voters at the polls. UK, Vote!"

Ocasio-Cortez and Corbyn are acquainted and had a lengthy telephone conversation shortly after she took office in January.

Throughout the campaign, Johnson and the conservatives slammed hard at Corbyn's alleged ties to terrorist groups. At his election eve rally, Johnson denounced the Labour leader as a "Hamas-backing, IRA-supporting, anti-Semitism condoning, appeaser of the Kremlin."

Shortly after Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, American Jewish leaders began to denounce the congresswoman.

In a tweet of his own, Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor of the respected Jewish publication Forward, warned that "[f]or Jews who are worried about the Corbynization of the Democratic Party, AOC officially endorsing Corbyn is going to look like confirmation of their worst fears."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn picked up the vocal support of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., in his party's losing bid in this week's UK election.
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