Rashida Tlaib being under assault is nothing new. But in her newly-redrawn district this time, she is facing an even bigger challenge: a new SuperPAC that was assembled by a “coalition of African American business, political and civic leaders, working alongside peers in the Jewish community.”
Worse, the attacks on Tlaib are being spearheaded by civil rights activist, CNN commentator, and long time AIPAC shill, Bakari Sellers.
At the heart of this attack on Rashida is the thinly-veiled accusation that she is more concerned about Palestine than about the people–particularly the Black people–in her district. This is a disingenuous charge, as anyone who has followed Rashida’s career knows. But disingenuity is AIPAC’s brand. How else to defend an apartheid regime calling itself a democracy?
I tease all this out today at Mondoweiss.