June 4, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., meeting with local leaders in the Bronx this weekend reportedly turned into an anti-American rant — and two fed up veterans finally took action.
Critics say Ocasio-Cortez’ actions were the political equivalent of spitting in the face of the men and women who have laid down their lives in defense of our country.
Two veterans at the meeting say they’d heard enough. In the middle of Ocasio-Cortez’ rant, they got up and walked out.
“She knocks the country, she knocks the president,” Silvio Mazzella, a Vietnam war veteran, told The New York Post. “And that’s not what America is about.”
Mazzella serves as the treasurer for Bronx Community Board 11. When he got up in disgust, he was joined by Army veteran Anthony Vitaliano, who says he was right next to Ocasio-Cortez when she launched into the anti-American rant.
“I just couldn’t…