Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned Linda Sarsour Tuesday after she appeared at a Democratic National Convention council meeting. Sarsour, a Muslim activist who has been critical of Israel and accused of anti-semitism, spoke at the DNC’s “Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly” on Tuesday. Sarsour endorsed Biden after he announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate Aug. 11.
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“Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform,” Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. “She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever.”
Anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, who supports the Israel-hating BDS movement which boycotts Jewish-owned businesses, says the Democrat Party “is absolutely our party.”— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 18, 2020
Her extreme bigotry is welcomed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/fWWbcztI3B
Biden campaign spokesman @AndrewBatesNC says regarding Sarsour being on this call: “Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform.... https://t.co/GR4ATJTf0p— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 19, 2020
“... She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever."— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 19, 2020
A Dem official says this was a meeting of Muslim delegates to the convention room and not run by the DNC or the Biden campaign.
3/ Bates points to this in DNC platform: “We oppose any effort to unfairly single out and delegitimize Israel, including at the United Nations or through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement, while protecting the Constitutional right of our citizens to free speech.”— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 19, 2020
WATCH: “Hey man” @JoeBiden, I have a message for you and all @TheDemocrats:— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) August 19, 2020
YOU’RE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES & FRAUDS!
Featuring vile antisemite Linda Sarsour to mollify Bernie is appeasement worthy of SHAME #NotMyVote
First you mainstream haters, then their hatred #NotOnMyWatch https://t.co/qn7m8RrwOa pic.twitter.com/Vr4xXa3mSu
“On Tuesday, fellow former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour... appeared on the livestream for the DNC’s Muslims and Allies Assembly. Her appearance was immediately seized upon by Republicans and the Trump campaign.” https://t.co/Iqh9xJezAa— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) August 19, 2020
Republicans seize— Max Misal (@Maaxmis) August 19, 2020
Ah yes, it was "seized upon." Not like having a blatant anti-Semite speaking at the DNC should be cause for alarm— Destructive Chemistry (@DestructiveChem) August 19, 2020
Why? Why give a platform for hate & antisemitism and blatant divisiveness ???? This is a total BS answer. You cannot have it both ways. You are either against antisemitism or you support it.— Matis Cohen (@matisc) August 19, 2020
This is a disastrous and pure idiotic excuses to why this woman was able to express hateful views. How is this going to bring people together in our country. What exactly does the Democrat party have to offer a ordinary American but doom and gloom and hate?— Crusader of Old (@sr_knight) August 19, 2020
Linda Sarsour says Joe Biden is going to have to ‘concede and negotiate’ if he wants the Bernie Bros’ support https://t.co/8LecnIdRBt— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2020