Democratic NY City mayoral candidate and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has backtracked Wednesday after he published a tweet supporting Israel as it keeps getting bombarded by Palestinian terrorists.
As news outlets reported earlier, Yang had a normally pro-Israel view, as the hopefully mayor of a city with a large Jewish community.
“I’m with the Israeli people who are coming under attack, and I condemn the terrorists. The people of New York will always stand with our friends in Israel who have to deal with terrorism,” he tweeted Monday.
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
But far left Democrats have now targeted Yang, calling him, strangely, a “white supremacist” and asking people to oppose him. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) even encouraged Muslims to avoid him at religious celebrations.
Utterly shameful for Yang to try to show up to an Eid event after sending out a chest-thumping statement of support for a strike killing 9 children, especially after his silence as Al-Aqsa was attacked.
But then to try that in Astoria? During Ramadan?! They will let you know. https://t.co/r721mHyfri
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 11, 2021
Yesterday, after this criticism from anti-Israel activists inside his own party, Yang backtracked:
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 12, 2021
“Support of a group does not make you unaware of the suffering of others,” Yang said. “Most people simply want to live and pray in peace.”
Author: Scott Dowdy