February 5, 2019

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David Duke Has a New Favorite Candidate for 2020: Tulsi Gabbard (DAN SPINELLIFEBRUARY 5, 2019, mOTHER jONES)

On Twitter, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard embraced Gabbard as a "candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First." [...]

During her six years in Congress, Gabbard has drawn criticism for defending unsavory figures like Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who she defended against allegations that he had deployed chemical weapons against his own citizens in 2017. A year earlier, the congresswoman visited Assad in Syria during a trip that spawned a wide public backlash. As Mother Jones reported last month:

Gabbard was accompanied on the trip by two officials of a "political party and paramilitary organization founded in Lebanon in 1932, and currently actively engaged in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Assad regime," according to an investigation by the Daily Beast. Her office said the trip was sponsored by an Ohio-based group, but the funds came from one of the party officials who accompanied Gabbard, Bassam Khawam. Khawam, a longtime Assad ally in the United States, is an official in the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), which has a history of domestic violence at home in Lebanon, including the assassination of the country's first prime minister in 1951. More recently in Syria, the SSNP has sent between 6,000 and 8,000 fighters across the border, as the Daily Beast described it, "to help the Assad regime annihilate its opponents, to whom the SSNP officially refers as the 'Jews of the interior' and 'an essential arm of the racist Jewish enemy.'"

In case you were wondering about the oddly complimentary comments from the Right.
Posted by at February 5, 2019 5:31 PM

  

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