We’re hearing a lot of Democrats trying to spin Israel’s decision not to admit Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as President Trump’s fault, as though one tweet from him convinced Israel to enforce its existing law against banning those who support the BDS movement.
As we already reported, Chuck Schumer thought the whole affair would weaken American support for Israel —we’re certainly not seeing that; we’re seeing calls for Tlaib and Omar to be banned from the U.S. too — and a couple of Democratic candidates for 2020 have come out in defense of The Squad:
.@realDonaldTrump cares more about riling his base against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib than he cares about the U.S. – Israel Relationship. I hope Israel pushes back and reverses this decision.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) August 15, 2019
This is not what great democracies do. Vociferous disagreement on issues—yes. Denying congressional members entry—no. As for the President’s message that allowing the congresswomen to visit Israel would be a “sign of weakness?” Exporting intolerance is the true sign of weakness. https://t.co/lAO0Nsc0Cl
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) August 15, 2019
“Exporting intolerance?” Who are the ones who lobbied for a boycott of another country — one of America’s strongest allies? Let’s talk about anti-Semitism if you want to talk intolerance.
Anyway, we know you’re all wondering what former Sen. Jeff Flake had to say about all this, so without further ado:
Prohibiting Members of Congress from visiting Israel is not a show of strength, and encouraging the Israeli Government to take such a position is not helping Israel. https://t.co/vfhsat1ii5
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 15, 2019
Dear God. It’s Flake! Just in time to defend his Democratic colleagues.
— Adam Sandy (@AdamDaleSandy) August 15, 2019
Hey, didn’t you used to be somebody?
— The Insolent Lemon (@danders64) August 15, 2019
What do you know about showing strength?
— Hermione Rufflebum (@_SavvyCat_) August 15, 2019
Who are you again? Mr. Cowering in an elevator. Who wants your pathetic advice.
— Lori ✝️ (@lorizellmill) August 15, 2019
And we care what you think @JeffFlake no we do not
— DSNicol (@Dsnicol2) August 15, 2019
The government of Israel has no political, diplomatic, or ethical obligation to permit enemies of their nation into their country. As a sovereign nation, they decide who enters and who doesn't ~
— Allen Sutton (@StewardshipAmer) August 15, 2019
Imagine … a sovereign nation with control over its borders.
Thanks for all the work you didn’t do as a Senator
— Pop Their Bubble (@poptheirbubble) August 15, 2019
He had a concerned look on his face that one time.
— Brandenpro (@brandenpro) August 15, 2019
Not you again
— TrumpforMtRushmore (@TrumpMtRushmore) August 15, 2019
Well, that hard-hitting language should have exactly the same impact as your hard-hitting actions as a senator. In other words, absolutely zero.
— Matt Ziselman (@MattZiselman) August 15, 2019
Another graduate from the Susan Collins School of Half-Hearted-almost- Righteous Indignation ?
— Sheila Malone ☘️ (@shmarymalone) August 15, 2019
The flakiness of a Flake on full display.
— I love Summer!M.W.1956 (@MW19561) August 15, 2019
Israel was damned either way just like Pres Trump. Israel’s decision didn’t matter. Either way the duo would have attacked Israel. This just makes it happen sooner rather than after a visit.
— lesser T Jake (@lessertjake) August 15, 2019
They are radical anti-semites. No good would come from such a visit. It was the right call, and soon they will be voted out.
— JustAGirl (@JustAGirlIn415) August 15, 2019
They are denying proclaimed enemies of the state
— John C Evelyn (@tridentjohn) August 15, 2019
I thought they were going to Palestine ??.
— Joseph Stangler (@stingsting59) August 15, 2019
The wokest of woke statements
— Keith Carlson (@keith_d_carlson) August 15, 2019
Sez the owner of the premier name in politics
— Don McCaffrey (@dbmac17) August 15, 2019
Are you from TV
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 15, 2019
This was not the President's decision this was the Israeli Government's
— TrevorCook20 (@Cook20Trevor) August 15, 2019
But denying access to terrorist sympathizers isn't a show. That IS strength.
— soapbox mine (@bloominbloom) August 15, 2019
When someone tells you I hate you. Now let me in your house. Are you opening the door? I think not. Why must everyone bow to you leftists and obey? Don’t people have their own opinions and rights!
— Craig Carter (@thecartercredit) August 15, 2019
If a child is repetitively bullied, hit every day, and finally, after years of abuse, hits her bully back, morality stands w/ the child.
If someone repetitively calls to boycott a country, and after years of abuse, the country boycotts her, morality stands w/ the country.#Israel
— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) August 15, 2019
'Highly misleading and dangerous': AOC's response to Israel barring Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is exactly what you'd expect https://t.co/eWwe95im1F
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 15, 2019