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Haley to AOC: ‘Why does Israel get under your skin?’

The Republican presidential candidate took a verbal jab at the leader of the progressive “Squad.”

Nikky Haley. Photo by David Isaac.

Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, knew exactly where she had seen the sort of double standards shown by nine representatives who voted against a resolution defending the Jewish state from accusations of racism and apartheid.

In a message responding to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), she tweeted: “Why does Israel get under your skin? Because it’s democratic, pro-American, or Jewish? You don’t get worked up about massive human rights violations in China, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. You all would fit in great with the antisemites at the United Nations.”

The prominent progressive New York legislator with more than 13 million Twitter followers had initially responded to Haley’s tweet, including her on a list of nine representatives who “believe Israel is racist” and warning that “we will remember this vote.”

Ocasio-Cortez had replied with “Oooh, a list!” and an emoji. She sarcastically suggested “Remember to call it ‘People in Congress who think apartheid is wrong’ or alternatively, ‘People in Congress who don’t ignore human rights abuses against Palestinians.’”

Haley is currently the fifth-ranked GOP presidential contender, per RealClearPolitics. 

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