Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was reportedly fundraising Thursday off a pro-Israel activist's warning she and two other fiery freshmen Democrats would soon be voted out of office.
In an email to supporters who contributed to her shock midterm victory over veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., team AOC repeated a quote American Israel Public Affairs Committee activist Stephen Fiske gave to The New York Times predicting the future losses for Ocasio-Cortez, and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., The Hill reported.
"They are three people who, in my opinion, will not be around in several years," Fiske told the Times.
But Team AOC was energized by the challenge to her and the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
"Rashida, Ilhan, and Alexandria have at times dared to question our foreign policy, and the influence of money in our political system. And now, lobbying groups across the board are working to punish them for it," the fundraising plea stated, according to The Hill.
The email also points to a tweet Monday from Democratic Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., who called it "unacceptable" for Democrats to question the U.S. relationship with Israel.
"[T]hat's not how our legislative process is supposed to work," the email states, The Hill reported. "Just a decade ago, it was 'unquestionable' to not support the war in Iraq. And we all saw what resulted from that lack of discussion and negotiation."
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