Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been openly courting progressives, likely as part of a plan to position herself as the chosen candidate of the far left ahead of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. But on Thursday, Gillibrand may have taken her furthest left turn yet; she was introduced at a “#CancelKavanaugh” rally by none other than Women’s March organizer (and noted anti-Semite), Linda Sarsour.
Sarsour has, of course, been on the front lines of the anti-Kavanaugh movement as part of the Women’s March, and in line with her role as a professional political organizer. There’s no way Gillibrand missed Sarsour’s presence at the rally, but strangely, Gillibrand — a serious political contender for the highest office in the land — made no effort to distance herself from the controversial leftist leader.
Sarsour called Gillibrand, “another champion, another one of our people who works for us on the inside,” as Gillibrand came bounding up the stairs and on to the stage, trailed closely by comedian Amy Schumer.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 7, 2018
As the Reagan Battalion points out on Twitter, Sarsour is associated with anti-Semitism, and the file, anti-Jewish, misogynistic leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. Sarsour is a conspiracy theorist, an apparent supporter of female genital mutilation, and anti-Israel activist. Associating with her should be political poison.
Gillibrand, however, has remained silent on Sarsour’s issues, focusing instead on condemning Brett Kavanaugh, who is now a Supreme Court justice after enduring at least four spurious allegations of sexual assault.