Republicans stand with Israel and Israel’s right to exist… but we’re the anti-Semitics?
Former Hillary Clinton campaign official Jess McIntosh defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from charges of anti-Semitism by saying violent extremism in America is the political right’s problem.
On “CNN Newsroom” with Brooke Baldwin, McIntosh made the claim that “every single extremist murder that happened in American in 2018 was right-wing extremism,” citing a study that did not find that. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) put out a report blaming “right-wing extremism” for most extremist violence in 2018, but it also found radical Islam and other motives were present for different killers.
McIntosh admitted Omar was “glib about stereotypes that have been used to demonize and oppress and murder minorities,” but she praised her for a “really thoughtful” apology. (Omar took a shot at AIPAC again in her apology by calling them “problematic.”) McIntosh said it was Republicans who are at fault. More