Let’s assume Rep. Ted Lieu is really so dumb that he did not understand how accusing a Jewish American citizen of “dual loyalty” is an ancient anti-Semitic trope.
It dates back to the 4th century BC. In the ‘Book of Esther,’ Haman attempts to turn Ahasuerus, King of the Persian Empire, against the Jews by claiming:
There is a certain people, scattered and dispersed among the other peoples in all the provinces of your realm, whose laws are different from those of any other people and who do not obey the king’s laws; and it is not in Your Majesty’s interest to tolerate them.
But hey, great job, Democrats, for normalizing these malicious Jew-hating comments.
Via Free Beacon.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) accused United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman of having a foreign allegiance in a tweet Thursday and shortly repeated the claim on CNN.
“His allegiance, again, is to America, not to a foreign power,” Lieu said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
In his tweet, Lieu suggested Friedman, who is an Orthodox Jew, was expressing loyalty to Israel in his support of their decision to deny entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.)….
Lieu later deleted his tweet after he acknowledged the dual loyalty allegations have caused harm to the Jewish community in the past….
It has been brought to my attention that my prior tweet to @USAmbIsrael raises dual loyalty allegations that have historically caused harm to the Jewish community. That is a legitimate concern. I am therefore deleting the tweet.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 16, 2019
Tweets can be deleted…but this is forever: