Vice President Kamala Harris seemed to agree with a radical assessment of America’s role in the Israel-Palestine conflict in a viral video. This is having devastating consequences around the world.
Iran is using footage of Harris encouraging a student who claimed that the U.S. is supporting Israel’s “ethnic genocide” by funding the Iron Dome missile defense system, Fox News reported. The country’s state-run media has used her words as propaganda.
“Student accuses US of funding ‘ethnic genocide’ by Israel in front of VP Harris,” the account said in a tweet Wednesday. “‘Americans are struggling because of a lack of health care, public health care, lack of affordable housing and all this money ends up going to Israel..’ the student said at an event on VOTING RIGHTS!”
Student accuses US of funding “ethnic genocide” by Israel in front of VP Harris
“Americans are struggling because of a lack of health care, public health care, lack of affordable housing and all this money ends up going to Israel..” the student said at an event on VOTING RIGHTS! pic.twitter.com/n2lTSU4qp3
— Press TV (@PressTV) September 30, 2021
The student told Harris that “just a few days ago there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s ethnic genocide and displacement of people, the same that happened in America, and I’m sure you’re aware of this.” The young woman also said that money should go to anti-poverty initiatives, not “to inflaming Israel and backing Saudi Arabia and whatnot.”
Harris not only didn’t dispute her remarks, but she also congratulated the young woman saying she was “glad” she made them. “And again, this is about the fact that your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth, should not be suppressed and it must be heard, right? And one of the things we’re fighting for in a democracy, right?” Harris said.
This is not the first time Harris’s radical positions have been used as propaganda for America’s adversaries. Iran’s state-run media outlet used Harris’s remarks about bogus claims of Border Patrol agents whipping migrants as fodder for anti-Western sentiment earlier this week.
Press TV tweeted a clip of Harris saying these alleged tactics were “used against the Indigenous people of our country” and also have “been used against African Americans during times of slavery.” The whole story turned out to be easily verified as false, but Harris and others on the left ran with the narrative anyway.
Leftists side with America’s enemies every chance they get. However, when these are the people in power — with Harris second in command to the highest office in the land — there are real consequences.