The woman who confronted pregnant Chelsea Clinton and blamed her for the New Zealand massacre was wearing a Bernie Sanders t-shirt. This is how Bernie Sanders’ supporters behaved in 2016 and 2020 will be no different. pic.twitter.com/ssN90l55XN
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) March 16, 2019
Courtesy of ABC News:
Chelsea Clinton was confronted on Friday night by college students at a vigil for the victims of the mass shootings in New Zealand, who claimed that she was part of a group of people who “stoked” the violence that led to the massacre.
“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words you put out there, said Leen Dweik, an international relations and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies student at New York University (NYU), in the video. “I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep inside. Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.”
Dweik told ABC News that she was referring to comments Clinton made on Twitter criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women in Congress, who in February suggested on Twitter that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, and other members of Congress support Israel because they get campaign donations from pro-Israel groups and individuals.
Many leaders from both sides of the aisle viewed the comment as anti-semitic because it evoked stereotypes linking Jews to money.
“When we saw Chelsea Clinton at the vigil…we saw an opportunity to access someone who has a huge public platform and who used that platform to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Dweik told ABC News in a statement on Saturday. “We took our chance to speak truth to power.”
“Clinton used her vast platform to weaponize antisemitism and to silence criticism of Israel…and in doing so fanned the flames of racism and Islamophobia,” she continued. “We know that our only safety is through solidarity. The fight against Islamophobia is the fight against antisemitism is the fight against racism is the fight against white supremacy. When someone attacks one of us, they attack all of us.”
Here, by the way, is the tweet that earned Chelsea Clinton such vitriol.
Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 11, 2019
Oh yeah, that is certainly the kind of thing that inspires a mass shooting.
And did you notice how calm and reasonable Chelsea Clinton remained in the face of that kind of ugliness?
These people are essentially looking for a reason to be triggered and to make a name for themselves by being completely unreasonable to perfectly reasonable people.
And oh yeah, she’s a Bernie supporter alright.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) March 17, 2019