Assemblyman Zohran Kwame Mamdani has spoken out against US aid to Israel.
By Terri Nir, United with Israel
Democratic lawmaker Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) released a pro-union video on Tuesday that featured him together with Assemblyman Zohran Kwame Mamdani, who promotes the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Washington Free Beacon reported.
Schumer, who is Jewish, opposes BDS.
“I rode with @NYTWA cabbie Richard Chow and ally to taxi workers @ZohranKMamdani to highlight the horrific medallion debt crisis and the need for better solutions from @NYCtaxi,” Schumer wrote in a Twitter post, introducing the video in support of the 25,000-member New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
Wanton lending and a lack of oversight created this crisis. We must make it right. pic.twitter.com/6mepG32Tv8
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 22, 2021
“Mamdani supports various left-wing causes, including BDS and the movement to defund police departments. He has called BDS “a righteous movement for liberation” and has spoken out against U.S. aid to Israel,” WFB reported.
Occupation is profoundly evil.
Apartheid is profoundly evil.#BDS is a righteous movement for liberation, one supported by queer people & Jewish people & socialists & abolitionists & all those who know another world is possible.
That’s called solidarity. It’s profoundly good. https://t.co/uqTBlxBkQ0
— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) August 26, 2020
At a rally earlier this year, Mamdani blasted elected officials for accepting taxpayer-funded trips to Israel as well as those who march in pro-Israel parades.
“We ought to let them know that there are three letters that we have as an answer to what’s happening in Palestine, and it’s ‘BDS,'” Mamdani said at a May 12 rally.
We pay our electeds with our tax $$$ to represent us but they go on paid-for trips to Israel.
We have 3 letters for them: #BDS
— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) May 12, 2021
Schumer has marched in the very parades that Mamdani has criticized.
WFB notes that Schumer co-sponsored legislation in March 2017 with Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) to protect state and local governments that cut ties with companies that boycott Israel.
According to WFB, in recent months Schumer has been courting the left wing ahead of next year’s primaries.
On a recent segment of ABC’s talk show “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain took Schumer to task for not reaching out to Joseph Borgen, who was brutally beaten in broad daylight in New York City, and instead remaining silent.
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