One night after Fox News moderator, Tucker Carlson, sparked widespread indignation, claiming that Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born congressman, was "living proof" that the laws US on immigration are "dangerous", a guest of his lawyer claimed that the Muslim legislator would be a white supremacist. t in Congress.
Lawfare Project founder Brooke Goldstein, who describes herself as a human rights lawyer, responded to Carlson's criticism of Omar's position on Israel when she made these comments.
"Her remarks about Israel may reveal something about what she believes about the world," Carlson said. "What do you think these remarks tell us?"
Goldstein immediately left.
"First of all, it's a woman who called you a white supremacist and it's ironic that if she was not a member of Congress, she would be a member of KKK," she said.
Many people on social media soon questioned how a progressive Somali-American Muslim woman could join the Ku Klux Klan (or be welcomed by the white supremacist group).
Goldstein went on to claim that Omar had "built a career on American Jews" and "hides behind the fact" that she is a woman and Muslim, claiming that the Democratic member of Congress could accuse anyone of criticized being "Islamophobic and racist".
After decrying the BDS movement as anti-Semitic and "illegal commercial discrimination", Goldstein concluded the segment by saying that the rise of anti-Semitism on the left was a "national emergency" and that Omar "was one of them. little part and a symptom of it. "
"She is certainly a visible symptom," said Carlson.
At the same time, before going on commercial break, Carlson had tweeted Omar calling for a boycott of Fox News by advertisers, in light of his latest inflammatory remarks about immigration. (Fox's host is the target of a publicity boycott that has been supported since the end of last year because of anti-immigration remarks.)
"We noted at the beginning of the show that Ilhan Omar was trying to suppress this air show," Carlson said. "Shut up, shut us up. We want to make sure that it will not happen. Why? Because we work at Fox News and they have our backs and we are grateful. "