Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pelosi says all must support Israel

The Hill reports:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Republican National Convention address from Jerusalem “appalling” on Tuesday. The House Speaker told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that Pompeo’s convention speech, which was pre-recorded in Israel during official diplomatic travel, violated State Department rules for employees not to participate in partisan activities. “Now he's doing just that thing, and then, of course, really sadly, discoloring our bipartisanship in terms of our support for Israel, which has always been bipartisan, and we always want it to be,” she said. “The image is something that's going to say, look at us, we're here in Israel making a speech to the Republican National Convention, violating our values in terms of the bipartisanship and our support for Israel, violating in many ways what he told his own employees,” she added. ... A State Department spokesperson told The Hill on Monday that no department resources would be directed toward Pompeo’s address and no staff have been involved in preparing for the speech.
She is trying to say that the Jews own the Democrat and Republican parties, and she doesn't want to get into a competition over who can be more pro-Israel. This is a sensitive issue for the Democrats because they get 80% of their fund-raising from Jews, but are increasingly dependent on votes from Moslems who hate Jews, and on Leftists who hate Israel. Meanwhile, Trump has been the most pro-Jewish and pro-Israel President in decades.

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