Democratic running mate for governor in Michigan supported Hamas, blasted politicians for ‘kissing I


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Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer couldn't see fit to denounce the BDS movement.

This development comes as Whitmer declined to take a stance or denounce the BDS movement earlier this week at a townhall event.

“I recognize the fundamental rights are that we have the right to speak,” Whitmer said in response to a question on BDS, according to a recording of the event acquired by The Washington Free Beacon. “No one gets to infringe on those rights on my watch.”

Even worse, is a 2009 Twitter post from Whitmer's running mate, Garlin Gilchrist.

“I’m suck [sic] of politicians and Evangelicals kissing Israel’s ass regardless of what they do in the name of ‘defense’,” Gilchrist posted on Jan. 4, 2009.

“Obama speaking could be the signal the beginnig [sic] of a new American approach; an end to the ‘Israel-can-do-no-wrong’ approach,” Gilchrist wrote two days later.

Gilchrist added, “Hamas is a legitimately elected party that only rose to power b/c of Israeli aggression & Western complicity/enablement.”

Will there be any statements forthcoming from either candidate? We'll keep you posted. But, as we're learning, anti-Semitism is becoming more acceptable in the Democratic party.

https://www.jns.org/michigan-democratic-gubernatorial-running-mate-supported-hamas-blasted-those-who-kiss-israels-ass/

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