'Groveling before white supremacists': GOP candidate gets criticized for slamming Jewish anti-hate group
A Republican candidate for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was both criticized for antisemitism and mocked for accidentally yet accurately linking extremism with conservatism on Monday.
Venture capitalist J.D. Vance, whose former boss, billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested $10 million in a PAC supporting him, posted the strange tweet attacking the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a civil rights organization dedicated to "monitoring, tracking and responding to antisemitism in the United States." Vance is the author of "Hillbilly Elegy."
He retweeted this post from disclose.tv and called the ADL "a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives."
Remember that the ADL is now a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives. Repeat after me: the n… https://t.co/xGFeXhikuQ— J.D. Vance (@J.D. Vance) 1627310028.0
Some slammed Vance's tweet as antisemitic:
It always goes well when demagogues tell angry white men that the Jews control their economic future and are agains… https://t.co/8mSGRiF1Ot— Bill Bold (@Bill Bold) 1627314398.0
JD Vance is an antisemite. Pass it on. https://t.co/SDsC6bXv1g— Alexandra Zapruder (@Alexandra Zapruder) 1627321204.0
Coincidentally, Vance's main primary opponent is Jewish. Vance can't possibly out-crazy Mandel; all he's got left… https://t.co/SYkQv6uEYJ— Tom Hilton (@Tom Hilton) 1627319705.0
Who was that other guy who ran for office after he wrote a shitty book and got obsessed with Jews.
— Lauren Hough (@laurenthehough) July 26, 2021
Ah, yes. Self-identified "Christian" dog-whistles a warning that liberal Jews (the ADL is an organization that fights anti-Semitism) will deny all access "to the financial system" to anyone else.
Dude: Space laser your account.
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) July 26, 2021
Others just mocked him for accidentally speaking the truth about "extremist and hate movements."
So you admit that "uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines that support extremist and hate movements" is… https://t.co/lucvNBZXWj— Jay LIT AF Adams (@Jay LIT AF Adams) 1627317976.0
The Venn diagram of extremist hate groups and “conservatives” is a circle. Maybe that’s your problem, not the ADL. https://t.co/gav0GO5z3L— Fully Vaxxed Karen won't "Move on" (@Fully Vaxxed Karen won't "Move on") 1627319008.0
You just took the side of extremist hate movements. Out loud.
— minnesorta (@minnesorta) July 26, 2021
Big fan of extremist hate groups are we?
— A.R. Moxon (@JuliusGoat) July 26, 2021
So, you admit that the extremists and hate groups are all conservatives? https://t.co/YDBtYby2Vf— Attitude with a side of freckles (@Attitude with a side of freckles) 1627318291.0
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