Jewish-born Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants America to know that he stands with anti-Semitic Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), saying, “We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.” Sanders is, of course, more known for his very high-profile support of anti-Semites, including the anti-Semite British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. He has on more than one occasion also made clear that the “occupation” of Israel on the “Palestinian territories” “runs contrary to fundamental American values.” With friends like Sanders, who needs any enemies?
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was born Jewish but who has attacked Israel for years, called anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Tuesday to offer his support, reportedly saying, “We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.”
As reported by Jewish Insider, and confirmed by The Daily Beast, Sanders spoke with Omar. The Daily Beast reported:
Omar’s office confirmed that the congresswoman spoke with Sanders—who is Jewish—but the conversation was off-record and so they could not go into further details about the contents of the discussion. A source familiar with the conversation confirmed to The Daily Beast that Sanders expressed support for Omar.
The Daily Beast noted that Jewish Insider had stated Sanders had discussed Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets on a conference call hosted by James Zogby. The Daily Beast added, “Zogby told The Daily Beast the call was off-record when contacted about the veracity of the reporting, but the source familiar with the lawmakers’ conversation confirmed the Jewish Insider story.”