Now Bernie Sanders’ campaign is dealing with anti-semitism because of his spokesperson posting a comment on her facebook attacking the Jews!
She has come out and apologized already:
A spokeswoman for Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign apologized Tuesday after making “insensitive” remarks on Facebook questioning whether American Jews have “dual allegiance” to Israel.
“In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one’s country come with painful history,” she told Politico.
“At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I’m committed to doing that in the future,” she continued.
Here’s what she said in the anti-semitic post:
In a since-deleted Facebook post, first reported by Politico, Sanders’s national deputy press secretary Belén Sisa questioned whether U.S. Jews hold dual loyalty to the U.S. and Israel.
“This is a serious question: Do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the State of Israel? I’m asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan,” Sisa wrote in a Facebook thread, according to Politico.
There is a good argument that has been made by many here – it is only with the Jews that people accuse others of having “dual loyalty.” If you want a foreign policy friendly with Germany, you’re not accused of that, if you want good foreign relations with France, you’re not accused of that. The closest we have is when people on the left accuse republicans of being in the pocket of Putin to betray America, and when people on the right accuse liberals of having loyalty to some nebulous ideal of African interests or Latin American interests or something. But nothing comes close to animosity some use against the Jews….
Also what kind of nutty name is Belen Sisa. Sounds like a perfume or a salsa or something. “Pass me the Belen Sisa, I wanna put it on this taco and spray it in my underarms!” I would say.