New York, New York -- US Senate candidate Chele Farley (R,C, Reform) today called on incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to immediately rescind her endorsement of Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado after stating he believes “... Israel is not a Jewish democracy.” Delgado made the comment during a debate on Monday with Congressman John Faso (NY-19).
“Delgado’s anti-Israel, anti-Jewish comments are just the latest insult toward our allies in Israel by the radical left and I am calling on my opponent Kirsten Gillibrand to immediately withdraw her endorsement,” said Farley.
In her endorsement of Delgado, Gillibrand said, “I think he's a great candidate for this district. I'm so excited about his candidacy, his vision for what's right and I think he's going to be someone who speaks truth to power.”
Said Farley, “Denying the very legitimacy of democracy in Israel, one of America’s most important allies, is exactly the wrong vision for New York and America.”
She added, “Gillibrand and Delgado are part of a dangerous trend among the radical left who are systematically abandoning our ally Israel through words and actions.”
Gillibrand, once a supporter of Israel, has lurched leftward in her run for 2020.
The facts are clear. Kirsten Gillibrand:
Opposed ending the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal;
Opposed the Taylor Force Act. Named for a West Point graduate slain by a Palestinian terrorist, the legislation prevents US taxpayer funds from flowing to the families of terrorists;
Abandoned her sponsorship of anti-BDS legislation, which supports efforts to defend Israel by opposing boycotts and divestments of Israeli businesses, a form of economic warfare;
Refused to condemn anti-Semitic remarks made by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan;
Voted against the Senate confirmation of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman;
And even more dangerously, Gillibrand has become the darling of anti-Israel zealots like Linda Sarsour who call Gillibrand “another champion, another one of our people who works for us on the inside.”