Democrats are falling in line to back the Omar and Tlaib, driving them further left.
Via The Hill:
Liberal commentator Bill Maher on Friday night went after the international movement to boycott Israel, calling it a “bullshit purity test” for Democrats after the Israeli government said it would deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen because of their support for the boycotts.
Maher drew applause in studio on his HBO show after declaring the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by some congressional Democrats “a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”
“It’s predicated on this notion, I think — it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he said.
The “Real Time” host weighed in after Israel announced this week that it would deny entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over their past comments supporting the boycott movement.