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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Addresses the ‘Genocide Joe’ Label of Biden and Youth Disapproval

New York Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, responded to President Joe Biden being called “Genocide Joe” by progressive activists on Sunday, highlighting the discontent among young people.

Young People’s Concerns

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During an interview with NBC host Kristen Welker, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the use of the term “genocide” in reference to President Biden’s stance on recent events.

Deeply Disturbed

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She emphasized that young people are deeply disturbed by the violence and the significant loss of life.

Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the crisis extends beyond the reported 25,000 deaths in Gaza, including widespread starvation and the displacement of over 2 million Gazans.

Recent ICJ Hearing

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She also mentioned a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which stated that Israel has a grave responsibility to prevent genocide.

Status of Genocide Determination

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Welker inquired whether it has been officially classified as a genocide.

“I believe they are still determining it,” Ocasio-Cortez responded, “but in the interim ruling, the fact that they said there’s a responsibility to prevent it.”

Mass Inhumanity

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She continued, “The fact that this word is even in play. The fact that this word is even in our discourse, I think demonstrates the mass inhumanity that Gazans are facing.”

Biden’s Position as the Democratic Nominee

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When asked about Biden’s strength as a candidate to face Donald Trump, Ocasio-Cortez referred to the recent New Hampshire primary, where Biden had a significant turnout even though he wasn’t on the ballot.

She indicated that he is essentially the Democratic nominee.

Biden Campaign Outreach

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Welker inquired about whether the Biden campaign has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez regarding campaigning for the 2024 election.

Commitment To Biden

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“We’ve been in contact with the Biden administration throughout my term and throughout his term as well,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

She emphasized her commitment to supporting people’s movements across the country.

Protesters Interrupt Biden’s Speech

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During an abortion rights rally in Manassas, Virginia, President Biden faced multiple interruptions from protesters critical of his administration’s handling of the conflict in Gaza.

How Many Have You Killed?

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One protester, holding a Palestinian flag, shouted, “How many kids have you killed?” The protester was escorted out while the crowd chanted “four more years.”

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