Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) warns of riots due to "social destabilization" and "when people do not have a plan" in an interview on 'Ebro in the Morning' on New York's Hot 97 radio station.
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): There's this conversation that gets started, and frankly, it's advanced by the right-wing, that, if you engage in any critique, that must mean that you are against the existence of a nation. But we don't engage in any other country like that. We don't talk about the U.K. like that. We don't talk about China like that. We don't talk about the United States, we don't talk about — if you critique any other country, they don't say, 'Do you believe in Britain's right to exist?' And I understand that there is a very deep history -- there is a reason why we ask that question when it comes to Israel because Jewish people have been persecuted throughout all of human history...
I don't think that by marginalizing Palestinians that you create safety. I believe injustice is a threat to the safety of all people. Because once you have a group that is marginalized and marginalized and marginalized, then you create — once someone doesn't have access to clean water, they have no choice but to riot. And it doesn't have to be that way.
I'm not even talking about Palestinians. I'm talking about communities in poverty in the United States, I'm talking about Latin America, I'm talking about all over the world.