VP Harris Does Damage Control After Israel Comments Controversy
Already facing a negative approval rating, which is unprecedented for a U.S. Vice President, VP Kamala Harris is in damage control mode once again after heaping praise on a college student who accused Israel of committing “ethnic genocide.”
In video of the incident the student said “You brought up how the power of the people and demonstrations and organizing is very valuable in America. But I see that over the summer, there have been, protests and demonstrations in astronomical numbers standing with Palestine, but then just a few days ago there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s an ethnic genocide and a displacement of people — the same that happened in America — and I’m sure you’re aware of this,” she said.
VP Harris nodded through the comments and responded “Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard.”
In an attempt to not alienate the furthest left factions of her party, Harris’ response drew criticism from countless sane Americans.
If Kamala Harris even lost Haaretz by telling a student that accusing Israel of genocide is "her truth," then she must have really gone too far. Below is a Haaretz newsletter calling it "especially embarassing" and "no less problematic" than agreement w the student. pic.twitter.com/BqBexHMBqH
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) September 30, 2021
There is the TRUTH, and then there are LIES.
— BrookeGoldstein (@GoldsteinBrooke) September 29, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman also joined into denounce her comments.
— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) September 29, 2021
And now her office is on an apology tour.
According to the New York Post:
On Thursday, Harris’ office contacted the influential Democratic Majority for Israel to smooth over her remarks. “We were pleased Vice President Harris’s senior staff reached out to us today to confirm what we already knew: Her ‘commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering,’” Mark Mellman, the group’s president, told Politico.
A senior adviser also reached out to Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch, chairman of the Bipartisan Anti‐Semitism Taskforce, a source told the news outlet. The source added that Harris’ office also called Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on Thursday.
This potentially marks the first time that VP Harris attempted to address a controversy by doing something other than awkwardly laughing, but “interestingly” her apologies have only been to special interest groups, not anyone who may have been offended by having her nodding along with a college student accusing them of committing genocide.
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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