Joe Biden’s campaign can’t seem to make up its mind about notorious anti-Semite Linda Sarsour — unless its “principle” is merely to tell you what you want to hear.
In a private call Sunday, top Bidenites actually apologized for the campaign’s recent disavowal of Sarsour.
A vehement supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, a huge fan of Louis Farrakhan and public praiser of Palestinian terrorists, Sarsour had to leave the leadership of the Women’s March after one of the group’s founders publicly outed the way she’d helped make anti-Semitism “become a part of the platform.”
Democrats nonetheless brought her to their convention for a panel last week, prompting Biden spokesman Andrew Bates to put out a statement saying the candidate had no part in it: “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.”
Then, just days later, three top Bidenites apologized for Bates’ remarks in an off-the-record call with a dozen Arab and Muslim Democrats. “My apologies for what we did and what happened,” said Tony Blinken, Joe’s top foreign-policy adviser. “I am sorry that that happened,” said Ashley Allison, the campaign’s national coalitions director. Senior adviser Symone Sanders called the disavowal an “egregious misstep.”
Then, after Middle East Eye leaked details of the call, Sanders insisted the Bidenites merely wanted “to make clear that we regretted any hurt that was caused” to “Arab, Palestinian and Muslim Americans.”
This isn’t the first time Team Joe has played both sides of a burning issue. For example Biden himself said in June: “I don’t support defunding the police.” But later, asked if money should be “redirected” from police, he replied, “Yes, absolutely.” He’s since said again he doesn’t support defunding.
To quote from “Hamilton”: “If you stand for nothing . . . what’ll you fall for?”
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