Dershowitz: Biden ‘Should Come Out as Strongly as Possible Against the Squad’s Bigotry, Anti-Semitism and Racism’

Craig Bannister | May 19, 2022 | 3:32pm EDT
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Alan Dershowitz

A racist is a racist and a bigot is a bigot. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a bigot of the Left or a bigot of the Right,” iconic liberal Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz says, calling on President Joe Biden to do something that takes true courage: condemn the bigotry of the Left.

In his Tuesday podcast, The Dershow, the iconic liberal civil rights lawyer and Constitutional Scholar says that Pres. Biden did a very good thing by visiting Buffalo, New York, to speak after the recent mass shooting that took place there in a predominantly Black community.

But, that was the easy thing to do, Dershowitz says:

“It was too easy; it’s too easy. It’s too easy to go into a grieving community and to condemn the killer, to condemn the things that led him to kill, and to praise the victims. He should do it and he did it.

“It’s too easy. It’s too easy.”

Biden needs to take the next – and more difficult – step, by going to other cities and calling on Black leaders to denounce Black-on-Asian and Black-on-Jewish crime, Dershowitz says:

“Now, what he has to do – let some time pass, he doesn’t have to do it tomorrow – now, he has to go to Brooklyn and he has to go to Los Angeles.

“And he has to talk to Black community leaders and others in the Black community and say, ‘White supremacy is wrong; we all know that (clap, clap, clap, clap) but, African-Americans must stop – I’m talking about individuals, I’m not talking about any group – must stop attacking Asian-Americans, must stop attacking Jewish Americans.’ Today, there has been Black-on-Asian crime in Los Angeles and in New York and in other places, and Black-on-Jewish crime in Los Angeles and New York and other places.”

In particular, Biden should also call out radical Democrats in Congress, like those who call themselves “The Squad,” who represent “bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism,” Dershowitz says:

“For example, there’s now some kind of a law being proposed by the Squad in Congress, a group of bigoted anti-Semites running under the label of Democrats, that would, basically, attack the origins of Israel, saying that it’s the cause of the whole problem.

“President Biden has to attack that. That’s bigotry; that’s a blood libel.”

“So, I hope that the president, who has done the right thing, will continue to do the right thing and go to Brooklyn and go to Los Angeles and go to other communities where there has been Black-on-Asian and Black-on-Jewish crime and come out as strongly as possible against that, come out as strongly as possible against The Squad’s bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism.”

“Unless and until you do that, you’re just a selective condemner of bigotry and racism,” Dershowitz tells Biden.

It requires courage to publicly condemn racism from all sides, Dershowitz said:

“Now, that’s going to take courage, for the president of the United States to go to a community and look them in the eye and say, ‘You heard what I said in Buffalo, now I’m going to say it to you: White supremacy is poison, Black supremacy is poison. Black prejudice is poison. Any prejudice is poison. Stop it!’”

Biden should educate himself on the true nature of courage, by reading former Democrat President John F. Kennedy’s book, “Profiles in Courage,” Deshowitz says:

“Read ‘Profiles in Courage,’ by John F. Kennedy, and you’ll understand what it means to have courage.

“What it means is endangering your votes, endangering your base, endangering your future, doing the right thing because it’s the right thing – not because you can.”

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