Joe Biden’s campaign disavowed Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour after she spoke at the Democratic National Committee Muslims and Allies virtual assembly. She appeared at the online meeting of Muslims who will be campaigning for Biden for president.
Biden’s campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates, said in a statement to CNN that Biden and the Democratic platform condemns Sarsour’s views and opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Sarsour has been involved in multiple controversies over her activism related to Israel.
Sarsour said the rebuke from the Biden camp was “unprovoked”.
Sarasour is a Democratic delegate, was a Bernie Sanders surrogate, is a prominent voice in the Muslim community and is connected to the criminal justice reform movement.
Was this an unforced error by the Biden campaign?
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