Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was confronted Saturday over her support for the Women's March movement, a notoriously left-wing progressive activist organization currently embroiled in scandal over allegations of deep-rooted anti-Semitism among its national leadership.
The allegations — which range from supporting Louis Farrakhan to removing Jewish leaders from the organization to co-president Tamika Mallory refusing to affirm Israel's right to exist — have forced numerous supporters to cut ties with the organization, including the Democratic National Committee and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
While participating in demonstrations with a Women's March group near Central Park, a CNN reporter confronted Ocasio-Cortez about anti-Semitism in the Women's March movement. Instead of answering the question, Ocasio-Cortez rambled about the Trump administration, claiming, without evidence, the White House has an anti-Semitism problem.
"Well first of all, I think that right now, in this moment in the United States, we have to center this conversation. I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration in the White House are absolutely valid and we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all those that feel vulnerable in this moment," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez neither addressed the growing problem with the Women's March movement, nor did she denounce the alleged anti-Semitism that exists among its ranks.
WATCH: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses question about those with concerns about anti-Semitism within the Women's March groups. https://t.co/qxhHH5CLXR pic.twitter.com/0B90LAZ186
— The Hill (@thehill) January 19, 2019
In another clip, right-wing activist Laura Loomer is seen confronting Ocasio-Cortez.
"Why are you standing with people who openly support Hamas, a terrorist organization that kills Jewish people?" Loomer asked as Ocasio-Cortez walked past her.
Ocasio-Cortez did not answer.
Right-wing activist Laura Loomer confronts socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): "Why are you standing with people who openly support Hamas, a terrorist organization that kills Jewish people?"
Ocasio-Cortez wouldn't answer. pic.twitter.com/lP3zdFdPuU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 20, 2019