Karine Jean-Pierre worked as a national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, an anti-Israel group.
Karine Jean-Pierre will become President Joe Biden’s press secretary after Jen Psaki leaves on May 13. She worked as a senior adviser to Vice President Kamala Harris before serving as principal deputy press secretary in the administration.
But ethics questions immediately surfaced because she’s married to a CNN reporter. From The Washington Free Beacon:
But her relationship with the CNN reporter raises ethical questions about her new role. The White House did not respond to a request for comment about whether Jean-Pierre would recuse herself in dealing with CNN. Malveaux’s colleagues include Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, CNN justice correspondent Laura Jarrett, and Israel ambassador Tom Nides’s wife, Virginia Moseley, who serves as CNN’s senior vice president of news gathering.
“Suzanne Malveaux will continue in her role as CNN national correspondent covering national/international news and cultural events but will not cover politics, Capitol Hill, or the White House while Karine Jean-Pierre is serving as White House press secretary,” a CNN spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon.
Jean-Pierre also worked as a senior advisor and national spokeswoman for George Soros’s MoveOn.org:
Jean-Pierre’s anti-Israel past—which includes a stint as senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a far-left anti-Israel group that advocates for boycotts of the Jewish state—is raising red flags in the pro-Israel community. The selection of an Israel critic is also likely to further strain ties with the pro-Israel community and Israeli government, which already is strongly opposed to the Biden administration’s efforts to ink a new nuclear deal with Iran.
Jean-Pierre has been open about her animosity toward the Jewish state. She has accused Israel of committing “war crimes” and has backed efforts to boycott the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the United States’ most prominent pro-Israel lobbying shop, cheering Democrats in 2019 for boycotting the group’s annual gathering in Washington, D.C., for “boldly [choosing] to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization.” AIPAC, she claimed, helped the Trump administration “sabotage” the Iran nuclear deal and also “supported the group that’s credited with inspiring President Trump to enact the Muslim Ban and has been known to spread anti-Muslim racism.” She accused the group without evidence of trafficking in “severely racist, Islamophobic rhetoric.”
MoveOn endorsed anti-Israel Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. It has also defended the women when they make anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements.
The organization stood by Linda Sarsour whenever she made anti-Semitic statements.
Oh, look. MoveOn defended communist activist Angela Davis, who lost an award “due to her anti-Semitic past.”
But the left will use Jean-Pierre’s skin color and sexual orientation as a shield so we cannot criticize her.DONATE
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