(August 19, 2020 / JNS) Former Women’s March leader and Bernie Sanders surrogate Linda Sarsour was featured on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention’s Muslim Delegates Assembly, despite her history of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, and other bigotry.
American Republican political strategist Boris Epshteyn called her presence “nuts.”
This is NUTS.
The @DNC allowed the hateful anti-Semite Linda Sarsour to speak at their convention.
This is who today’s Democrats are – the party of Anti – Semitism.pic.twitter.com/wBaLIjeTD0
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) August 18, 2020
In her address, Sarsour said “the Democratic Party is not perfect, but it is absolutely our party in this moment.”
A Democratic official told JNS that “the caucus and council chairs come up with their own programming and select their own speakers.”
Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, told CNN, “Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform. She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever.”
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