Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke suddenly slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the campaign trail over the weekend; labeling the staunch supporter of President Trump as an open “racist.”
Beto: “The U.S.-Israel relationship… must be able to transcend a Prime Minister who is racist… I don’t think that Benjamin Netanyahu represents the true will of the Israeli people or the best interest of the U.S.-Israel relationship.” pic.twitter.com/jFQ9lpD0TN h/t @AlonPinkas
— They call me Mr. Kornbluh ✍️ (@jacobkornbluh) April 7, 2019
“The US-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships we have on the planet. That relationship -if it is supposed to be successful- must transcend partisanship in the United States and it must be able to transcend a Prime Minister who is racist,” said Beto.
More crazy talk by D presidential hopefuls: Beto O’Rourke on Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘Racist’ https://t.co/OaszbfVf3s
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 8, 2019
“I don’t think Benjamin Netanyahu represents the true will of the Israeli people or the best interests of the US-Israel relationship, or any path to peace,” he added.
BETO SLAMS BIBI: O’Rourke Trashes Israel’s Netanyahu, Says He's 'Sided with Racists'
Former Texas Congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke slammed Israel’s Prime Minister Wednesday; saying the Middle East peace process has largely failed because Benjamin Netanyahu has “openly sided with racists.”
O’Rourke was speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire this week when he lashed-out at America’s closest ally in the region.
“Right now we don’t have the best negotiating partners on either side. We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists,” said Beto.
“On the Palestinian side, we have an ineffectual leader. Mahmoud Abbas has not been very effective in bringing his side to the table,” he added.
Netanyahu "has openly sided with racists" and Abbas is "ineffectual": Beto O'Rourke weighs in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflicthttps://t.co/S19hUl7q9I
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 20, 2019
O’Rourke’s comments come days after fellow Democrats -including Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar- found themselves under fire for making a series of anti-Israeli statements.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BETO MELTDOWN: O’Rourke Compares Trump to ‘Nazi Germany,’ Says Rhetoric Similar to ‘THIRD REICH’
Former Texas Congressman and potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke exploded on the Trump administration this week; viciously comparing President Trump’s rhetoric with statements made in ‘Nazi Germany.’
In Iowa, @BetoORourke says the president’s rhetoric on migrants and calls to ban Muslims sound more like the Third Reich than the USA.
Asked about the comparison after the rally, he emphatically stood by it.
Watch the exchange here 👇 pic.twitter.com/aAmE3AgWGd
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 5, 2019
“I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself and what she is able to contribute to this country, when the president of the United States has called Mexicans rapists and criminals, he then went on to call asylum seekers animals and an infestation,” O’Rourke said.
“We would not be surprised if in The Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as cockroach, as a pest that you wanted to kill, but to do that in 2017 or 18 in the United States of America doesn’t make sense,” he added.