There’s a lot of Rightwing schadenfreude about AOC’s mini-fracas with pro-Palestine protesters in Brooklyn. She was, after all, the one who tweeted that “the whole point of protesting is to make ppl uncomfortable.” And uncomfortable she was, screaming at protesters who asked why she was not calling the conflict a genocide that “this is fucked up, you are not helping those people.”

Perhaps AOC should have taken a leaf out of the John Fetterman playbook. The Pennslyvannia Senator kept his cool (while holding a mini Israel flag) during a similar confrontation with pro-Palestine protesters on the Hill, saying “I’m going to respect your views. I ask you to respect mine,” before promptly closing the door on them. Everyone has the right to protest, but no one has to listen.