New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struggled to explain her position on the Israel-Palestine conflict Friday night before admitting she is “not an expert” on the situation.
“I also think that what people are starting to see in the occupation of Palestine is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian conditions, and that, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said on “Firing Line” on Friday night.
Host Margaret Hoover pushed back on Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic Socialist, asking her to expand on her claim that Israel occupies Palestine.
“Oh — I think what I meant is that the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to housing and homes,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
“Do you think you can expand on that?” Hoover asked again.
“Yeah I think — I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue,” Ocasio-Cortez finally admitted.