Earlier this week, former Democratic presidential hopeful and current New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang caused a bit of a left-wing meltdown by … defending Israel and Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas terrorists:
I'm standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists. The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 10, 2021
In a sane world, there would be literally nothing controversial about defending a country constantly under attack by those who want it completely annihilated. But we haven’t been living in a sane world for some time now.
And now, because of that, Andrew Yang has just done the something he absolutely shouldn’t have: he’s tried to weasel out of unequivocally supporting Israel in its fight to exist.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 12, 2021
Mourn for the Palestinian lives lost — at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. It’s Hamas and their ilk who should be held responsible for the deaths of Palestinian civilians. Israel warns Palestinians before retaliating against Palestinian terrorists; Palestinian terrorists use civilians as human shields.
And Andrew Yang just completely glossed over that.
“All people want to be able to live in peace,” Yang writes as he apologizes for supporting Israel against terrorist group Hamas https://t.co/5KKUkt5S14
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) May 12, 2021
Pathetic. The pain and suffering on both sides is a direct result of the terrorists who have no regard for human life.
Such a weak statement. Underscores the damage that Hamas is inflicting not just on Israel but also the Palestinian people.
— JDS (@__jds__jds) May 12, 2021
And Yang was willing to prostrate himself before the anti-Zionist (and antisemitic) Left effectively for nothing:
Lol "I mourn for every Palestinian life taken as I do for every Israeli" pic.twitter.com/7TgnYveRWP
— Cristian Sedji (Mara Maionchi Stan Account) (@Keritlan) May 12, 2021
— eminabeć (@eminabec) May 12, 2021
This both-sides backtrack is somehow worse than just admitting you support apartheid https://t.co/NqiBnGGSKM
— Hilary Agro 🍄 (@hilaryagro) May 12, 2021
Classic 'whoopsie-daisy I endorsed ethnic cleansing' https://t.co/ti4DtuH09K
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) May 12, 2021
The problem wasn't that your statement wasn't "complex" enough: it was that by siding with apartheid Israel you took the wrong side, the side of the colonizer. The oppressor, the aggressor. https://t.co/2le5ICqQUT
— Asa Winstanley (@AsaWinstanley) May 12, 2021
Everyone is quick to Express solidarity with the people of Isreal but every time they are publicly pressured to do the same for the people of Palestine they bring out the 'both sides' schtick
— Doublethink for yourself (@IsVolution) May 12, 2021
Yeah. This still sucks but with more words.
— Alex #FreePalestine Lawson (@TheeAlexLawson) May 12, 2021
— Rob (@robrousseau) May 12, 2021
It actually seems worse somehow.
— Gordon Cook (@_scornful_one) May 12, 2021
"every Palestinian life taken before its time" – who took those lives, Andrew?
— ilA (@AliMortell) May 12, 2021
This is a lot of words not to say ethno-genocide is wrong.
— Terrel Champion (@TerrelDreamer) May 12, 2021
this is even worse than the original tweet, you're about nothing andrew. you stand for nothing. new yorkers deserve better.
— Ashoka Mukpo (@unkyoka) May 12, 2021
the Michael Scott candidacy continues https://t.co/oEaVjE7OKN
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 12, 2021
Next time you’re feeling like reaching out to the anti-Israel contingent, Mr. Yang, maybe heed Dana Loesch’s advice instead:
Never bend a knee to the rage mob. Ever.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 21, 2019