Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to . . . defend Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, saying “Israel is occupying Palestinian land” and “No spinning or propagandizing or mythologizing or rationalizing is going to change that ugly fact”:
Those attacking @RashidaTlaib (& @IlhanMN ) for their stance on Israel are in denial. Israel is occupying Palestinian land. No spinning or propagandizing or mythologizing or rationalizing is going to change that ugly fact.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) August 18, 2019
Thanks for reminding me (again) why following you was painful.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 18, 2019
As for his first claim:
In order for there to be "Palestinian land," there must be a precedent for Palestinians having sovereignty over the disputed land. Please show us on a map from any time in history where Palestine is/was located that grants this claim to sovereign land.https://t.co/RgZTU26s9f
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) August 18, 2019
And even if that was true, he still doesn’t get why we’re critical of them:
Even forgetting your historical illiteracy, that is not why people are critical of Tlaib and Omar.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 18, 2019
We’re actually not surprised at Rivera’s tweet:
This is the same Geraldo Rivera that once compared Yasser Arafat to George Washington.https://t.co/qUPalvqa4W
— Dan (@DanFined) August 18, 2019
And Twitchy favorite Nick Searcy calls it what it is:
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 18, 2019
Will AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar boycott trips to the West Bank over THIS?! https://t.co/b6yz1z0xto
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2019