Georgia Runoff Candidates Campaign With Man Who Compared Jews to 'Termites'

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Some might call it a bold choice.

On Saturday, Georgia Democrat senatorial candidates Raphael Warnock and Joe Ossoff campaigned with a man who’s reportedly referred to Jews as “termites.”

According to a Mobilize.us event notice, the trio teamed up to “register to vote in [the state’s] critical runoff!”

The drive-in rally was helmed with Hank Johnson, who — per The Washington Free Beacon — “compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites” in 2016.

Hank offered the analogy at an event sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

He was quoted thusly:

“There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up, and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever-increasing rate, to the point where it has become alarming.”

Johnson went on to liken Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to President Trump:

“The fact is the Israeli government, which is the most right-wing government ever to exist in the state of Israel in its history, the most right wing government, you got a guy like Trump who is now the minister of defense in Israel calling the shots on defense.”

Do you consider The Donald to be uber-right-wing?

Back to Georgia, for any who think it took moxy for Raphael and Joe to hang with Hank, the state’s 4th District definitely disagrees — it elected Mr. Johnson to Congress.

On Twitter, Hank praised Raphael — that’s Revered Warnock — and asserted Republicans are trying to strip away health care:

As for the termites thing, it’s not the first time the wood-eating insects have been prominently referenced with regard to Israel.

You may remember such a quote from National Representative of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan:

Anti-Semitism aside, how will the Peach State’s runoffs go? There’s a lot riding on it, and the Commander-in-Chief wants to see GOP voters turn out in droves — to pull the lever for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

Hence, he’s doing an election drive of his own:

And that includes a featuring of Warnoff:

A lot is at stake…and right now, in addition to a focus on the presidential race, Americans certainly have Georgia on Their Mind.

-ALEX

 

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