How AOC's Sobbing Over the Iron Dome Vote May Have Cost Her in Her Run Against Schumer

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When the House passed the resolution to give money to Israel to help restock their Iron Dome systems in order to protect the country from terrorist rockets lobbed at civilians within its borders, New York Democrat and socialist sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began shedding tears. She had changed her vote from “no” to “present” but it was clear that she, as well as her squad, were more than ready to abandon Israel’s people to the whims of Palestinian extremists hell-bent on the destruction of Israel.

Like many of AOC’s moves, it was a bad one, especially since she has aspirations of challenging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for his seat in the Senate. Because of her sobbing over the vote to arm the Iron Dome, experts are now saying that she’s shot herself directly in the foot.

According to Fox News, some 1.75 million Jews live in New York, and through the Jewish Telegraph Agency, which monitors Jewish voting habits, we learn that 55 percent of them are registered as Democrats.

As pollster and former Bill Clinton adviser Doug Schoen said on the matter, the Jewish community was likely going to stick with Schumer anyway, but if AOC was counting on any help from them, she can count them out:

“The vast majority of Jewish voters support Schumer, will stay with him, and it really doesn’t matter what AOC says or does,” Schoen said, noting that Ocasio-Cortez is “perceived as anti-Israel.” Following her meltdown on the House floor, Schoen said it is “now confirmed [Ocasio-Cortez] is anti-Israel.”

“She is very hostile to Israel and to Jews,” Schoen added. “She will get virtually no support in the Jewish community, but if she were to run she would be running without any expectation of getting Jewish support.”

Schoen, who is Jewish himself, said Ocasio-Cortez would not find her actions and tears to be “politically damaging, giving her constituency and appeal.”

But “it doesn’t help,” Schoen concluded of Ocasio-Cortez’s tears, discussing whether it would harm a potential Senate run.

Not that she had much of a chance in the first place. AOC was warned by New York Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs not to challenge Schumer, a move he recognized as “ambition” more than a need for her to do so.

Fox News political analyst Jessica Tarlov agreed, noting that a state-wide race and a district race are two different beasts, and hinted that the young Democrat may be over her skis, reminding everyone that AOC won in a low-turnout election against an opponent who didn’t even show up to the debate.

AOC’s longtime frienemy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also once dismissed AOC’s victory as too easy, and saying that a glass of water with a “D” on it could win in her district.

Schumer is up to be challenged in 2022 and while AOC hasn’t confirmed that she’s going to run against him for his seat, she let on, however, that she’s not ruling it out as per her interview with CNN’s Dana Bash. After this display of pure anti-Israel sentiment, she may be wise to begin dropping her aspirations.