Rep. Ocasio-Cortez won’t join AIPAC-affiliated trip

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Wikimedia Commons/Corey Torpie)

JI SCOOP: Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will not join her freshmen colleagues on an AIPAC-affiliated trip to Israel later this year, according to an associate of Ocasio-Cortez. A spokesperson for the New York Democrat did not immediately return a request for comment asking if Ocasio-Cortez is planning to join a J Street-sponsored trip or an alternative delegation organized by incoming Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for fellow House members to the West Bank sometime next year.

Jessica Rosenblum, Senior Vice President of Public Engagement for J Street, tells us: “We have not been in touch with Representative Ocasio-Cortez about joining one of our upcoming congressional delegations. We would welcome the opportunity to take Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on one of our trips to Israel and the Palestinian territory.”

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