Now that Joe Biden is the official Democrat nominee for President, everything he says will be even more closely scrutinized. Like any candidate for the White House, he has to be careful.
But he may have just made his first mistake, and it involves Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour. Sarsour has often been a target for Republicans due to her evidently antisemitic views.
She spoke at a Muslim delegation meeting during the DNC last week, which definitely ruffled some feathers.
Not only does she allegedly have ties to Hamas, she also reportedly supports the antisemitic BDS movement.
And when she spoke last week, the Biden campaign was quick to condemn it — here’s what a Biden spokesman had to say:
‘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,’ he added before reiterating that the Democratic platform was against the BDS movement.
Things seemed to quiet down immediately afterward, but that wasn’t the end of the story for Biden’s team.
Sarsour and her supporters weren’t too happy about Biden’s comments and in response, the Democrat presidential hopeful has been forced to respond again.
But this time, he’s apparently singing a different tune.
Via RedState (citing the Middle East Eye):
Top aides to presidential candidate Joe Biden have apologised to Arab and Muslim Democrats over an attack on Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour by the campaign, in an effort to quell anger over the controversy.
In a private call with dozens of prominent activists on Sunday, Ashley Allison, national coalitions director for the Biden campaign, said she was ‘sorry’ for the comments that a campaign spokesman made against Sarsour.
The apology didn’t end there, either.
Symone Sanders, a former Bernie Sanders supporter who’s now with the Biden campaign, reportedly said the “attack” on Sarsour was an “egregious misstep.”
And furthermore, top foreign policy adviser Tony Blinken expressed “regret” over the situation.
It looks like Biden is attempting to make both sides happy. But to critics, this seems like a clear flip-flop and more evidence that Biden will keep bowing to the radical left.
Far-left leaders have already stated that they prefer Biden simply because he’d be more flexible to their agenda and demands.
Is this more proof that Joe Biden can be easily influenced…? And what does it say about his ability to draw a line in the sand, so-to-speak?
- Last week, the Biden campaign initially slammed Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and BDS.
- But now the team has issued a detailed apology — they call it an “egregious misstep” and they’re “sorry” for the comments.
- It looks like Biden wants to curry favor on both camps. But in this case, he may have angered those on both sides of the aisle.