Senator Kamala Harris raised eyebrows on social media this week just hours before Wednesday’s Democratic debate; bizarrely bragging she has never made a single penny in the private sector.
“Easy. $0. For my entire career, I’ve only had one client: The People,” posted Harris on Twitter, responding to an NBC article on Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s work experience.
For my entire career, I've only had one client: The People. https://t.co/qp1EX4ouGz
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2019
“Hours ahead of today’s Dem debate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is releasing more tax returns from his time working at McKinsey & Co. and encouraging his opponents to disclose income from their time working in the private sector as well,” posted a reporter with NBC News.
BERNIE GOES OFF: Sanders Says GOP Opposition to Felons Voting is Attempt to Block ‘People of Color’
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his insistence that convicted felons be allowed to vote from prison Wednesday; saying Republican opposition to his policy is simply an attempt to “deny people of color.”
“If you are an American citizen, even if you do something terrible… we cannot take away your right to vote whether you’re in jail, whether you’ve left jail. Clearly what Republicans are doing is trying to deny people of color the right to vote,” said Sanders at the US Capitol.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "If you are an American citizen, even if you do something terrible… we cannot take away your right to vote whether you're in jail, whether you've left jail. Clearly what Republicans are doing is trying to deny people of color the right to vote." pic.twitter.com/LtsZ3emHnQ
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2019
The Senator stunned the audience during a televised town hall debate last week when he said convicted terrorists -like the Boston Marathon bomber- have the right to vote in local and national elections while serving their prison sentences.
BERNIE’S PLAN: Sanders Prepared to ‘Leverage’ US Aid to Stop Israeli Government’s ‘Racism’
2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders escalated his war-of-words with the Israeli government this week; saying he is prepared to “leverage” US aid to end the Jewish State’s “racism” against Palestinians.
“The United States government gives a whole lot of money to Israel, and I think we can leverage that money to end some of the racism that we have recently seen in Israel,” Sanders said.
“The fault is not all with Israel, you have very poor and corrupt Palestinian leadership, but what the goal of the United States has got to be is to bring people in the region together, the Palestinians and the Israelis to create a kind of workable peace which works for both parties, not just one,” he added.
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Original Story: July 24, 2019
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israeli legislation Tuesday; ending her quest to boycott the Jewish State in a lopsided 398-to-17 landslide.
“The 398-to-17 vote, with five members voting present, came after a debate that was equally lopsided; no one in either party spoke against the measure. The House’s two most vocal backers of the boycott movement — Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, freshman Democrats and the first two Muslim women in Congress — did not participate in the floor debate,” reports the New York Times.
“However, earlier in the day, Ms. Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, delivered an impassioned speech in defense of the boycott movement. She branded Israel’s policies toward Palestinians ‘racist’ and invoked American boycotts of Nazi Germany, among others, as an example of what she described as a legitimate economic protest to advance human rights around the world,” adds the Times.
“I stand before you as the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, parents who experienced being stripped of their human rights, the right to freedom of travel, equal treatment,” said Tlaib. “So I can’t stand by and watch this attack on our freedom of speech and the right to boycott the racist policies of the government and the state of Israel.”
The bill supported the BDS -or Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions- movement; a push to boycott Israeli goods and services to support Palestinian statehood.
“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said in the resolution introduced Tuesday.
Congressman Lee Zeldin slammed the bill, saying “Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep @Ilhan Omar for bringing her hateful twist on that reality to House Foreign today, propping up the BDS movement & blaming Israel for all of its challenges.”