‘Fake ‘progressive’ Kamala Harris is meeting with AIPAC and praising the apartheid regime…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Radical leftists mobbed presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on social media after she met with several leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Harris posted a photo of herself with the group in Washington, D.C. on Monday, signaling her support for the U.S.-Israeli alliance.
Though she skipped AIPAC’s annual convention, Harris made clear that she would continue to be a part of the large bipartisan coalition that stands with Israel.
Great to meet today in my office with California AIPAC leaders to discuss the need for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance, the right of Israel to defend itself, and my commitment to combat anti-Semitism in our country and around the world. pic.twitter.com/83Yrrbw4Q8
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 25, 2019
Harris’s far-left critics were quick to attack her, calling her a “fake progressive” and accusing her of endorsing an “apartheid regime.”
“Far-right Israeli PM Netanyahu just formed an alliance with a literal fascist party, and is bombing people trapped in the Gaza concentration camp right now, but fake ‘progressive’ Kamala Harris is meeting with AIPAC and praising the apartheid regime,” progressive journalist Ben Norton wrote in a reply to Harris’s initial tweet.
Far-right Israeli PM Netanyahu just formed an alliance with a literal fascist party, and is bombing people trapped in the Gaza concentration camp right now, but fake “progressive” Kamala Harris is meeting with AIPAC and praising the apartheid regimehttps://t.co/9UPGQdGvtx
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 25, 2019
Others said Harris should be defending Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who came under heavy public criticism from both Republicans and Democrats during the AIPAC conference for her use of anti-Semitic slurs.
“As @AIPAC literally piles on Ilhan Omar and tears her down, then starts blasting AOC and others, Kamala Harris doubles down her support of them. Disturbing,” leftist activist Shaun King wrote on Twitter.
Harris did, however, defend Omar after the freshman Democrat reportedly began receiving death threats.
“We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and all forms of hatred and bigotry, especially as we see a spike in hate crimes in America,” Harris said in a statement. “But like some of my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, I am concerned that the spotlight being put on Congresswoman Omar may put her at risk. We should be having a sound, respectful discussion about policy. You can both support Israel and be loyal to our country. I also believe there is a difference between criticism of policy or political leaders, and anti-Semitism.”
Harris was one of nine Democratic presidential candidates who skipped the AIPAC convention, and progressive, anti-Israel organizations, like MoveOn.org, seized on their absences as a sign that support for Israel is fading.
“The influx of progressive candidates confirming they will not attend — even those who have gone in years past — shows how the momentum is shifting,” Iram Ali, campaign director at MoveOn, said in a statement last week. “AIPAC is clearly a partisan lobbying group that has undermined diplomatic efforts, and progressives want no part in it.”