The Jewish senator also issued his own quid pro quo to Israel, threatening to use aid as “leverage” to make the nation “change” its behavior.
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is Jewish, received the endorsement of anti-Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over the weekend.
Then on Monday Sanders announced his own “quid pro quo” to Israel. He even said he would use American aid to Israel as “leverage” to force the country to “change their behavior.”
Sanders has now received the backing of three of the four members of “The Squad,” which includes some of the most anti-Israel members of Congress.
Tlaib gave her endorsement at a rally for Sanders in Detroit on Sunday.
She told the roaring crowd that Sanders has “never once wavered in fighting for us, fighting for civil rights and equality.” Tlaib also exclaimed that America deserves “someone who writes the damn bills.”
Therefore, Americans “deserve” the self-avowed socialist as our president.
“I am endorsing Amo Bernie Sanders because he’s not gonna sell us out. He understands that it’s not just about policies and about words, but it’s going to be also about completely transforming the structures in place.” –@RashidaTlaib pic.twitter.com/3SaGZeOUT7
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2019
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 27, 2019
We at Legal Insurrection have documented the numerous times Tlaib did not shy away from expressing her hatred of Israel.
- Rashida Tlaib *forgot* to mention Palestinian Suicide Bombers in teary statement about checkpoints
- Rep. Rashida Tlaib Falsely Claims Palestinian Arabs Created “a Safe Haven” for Jews During and After The Holocaust
- Report: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Penned Column for Anti-Semitic Farrakhan Publication in 2006
- BDS-supporter Rep. Rashida Tlaib plays anti-Semitic dual loyalty and disloyalty cards against Israel supporters
Quid Pro Quo
I thought quid pro quos are a bad thing that presidents should not do?
Oh, wait. That only goes for non-leftist presidents. The Democrats have pushed an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a phantom quid pro quo regarding Ukraine.
Apparently, no one has an issue when Democrats issue one against Israel. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) did this a few weeks ago.
Now Jewish Sen. Sanders threatened Israel at the National J Street Conference, which is a notorious leftist supposed Jewish group.
From The Washington Examiner:
“We have a right to say to the Israeli government that the United States of America and our taxpayers and our people believe in human rights, we believe in democracy, we will not accept authoritarianism or racism,” the Vermont independent said Monday at the national J Street conference. “And we demand the Israeli government sit down with the Palestinian people and negotiate an agreement that works for all parties.”
“I would use the leverage. $3.8 billion is a lot of money, and we cannot give it carte blanche to the Israeli government or for that matter to any government at all. We have a right to demand respect for human rights and democracy,” he said.
Sanders called current Israel policy in Gaza “inhumane” and “unsustainable.”
Sanders has stated before he believes in Israel’s right to exist. Isn’t that sweet?
He has lately hardened his stance against the only democratic nation in the Middle East. Not only that, but he surrounds himself with notorious anti-Israel people like Tlaib.
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