Betty McCollum is a Democratic Congresswoman from Minnesota’s 4th District, a strong supporter of the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) movement, and a frequent critic of the State of Israel.
Betty McCollum, together with Ilhan Omar, the 2019 Antisemite of the Year, and Rashida Tlaib, are the extreme radicals in the Democratic Party who are pushing antisemitic and anti-Israel policies in Congress and down the throats of the American people.
The radical democratic Congresswoman from Minnesota is a great champion of the BDS Movement which is known to be affiliated with all the major Palestinian terror organizations, and is considered the new antisemitsm of our Century. BDS radicalizes all other hate groups in America, promotes violence against the Jewish people and often uses Nazi type propaganda against Jews.
In October 2018 the Congresswoman claimed Israel practiced “apartheid” during a speech she delivered at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Annual Conference. USCPR oversees the work of 329 different BDS organizations and fiscally sponsors the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) which is tied to terror organizations such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In November 2019, the Jewish National Fund together with Israeli terror victims filed a major lawsuit against USCPR for funneling donations to Palestinians terror group.
Congresswoman McCollum frequently attempts to vilify Israel in Congress; on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 she reintroduced H.R. 2407, a House Resolution that she had previously tried to pass in 2017 but failed. The bill falsely accused Israel of ill-treating Palestinian minors and asked the State Department to withhold U.S. security assistance funding to Israel. Co-sponsors of H.R. 2407 also included antisemites Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The bill has yet to move out of committee for lack of support. Congresswoman McCollum claims to be against antisemitism but H.R. 2407 subliminally perpetuates the age old antisemitic trope dating back to England circa 1144 that Jews kidnap and torture non-Jewish kids.
Also in 2019, Congresswoman McCollum voted against H.R. 246, a House Resolution that opposed efforts to delegitimize Israel against the antisemitic BDS movement. The bill passed in a bi-partisan fashion with only a handful of Congressional members voting against it including Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar once again.
In fact, Congresswoman McCollum’s highly controversial actions pertaining to the Jewish State go back to 2006, when she was one of only a handful of Congressional members that opposed the 2006 Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act. The bill cut funding to terrorists and those providing support to them; the Congresswoman deemed the Bill too harsh and voted against it.
Fast forward to today, the Congresswoman from Minnesota finds herself in the middle of some fresh turmoil surrounding yet again, Israel. This time she referred to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) as a “hate group” and claimed they were distorting the definition of antisemitism to make her look bad after the group ran an ad on Facebook (now inactive) calling her, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib out for their rampant antisemitism.
This wasn’t Congresswoman McCollum’s first run in with AIPAC; after a contested dispute in 2006, she stated: “until I receive a formal, written apology from your organization I must inform you that AIPAC representatives are not welcome in my offices or for meetings with my staff.”
Congresswoman Betty McCollum claims to be for justice and equality but the only group of people that she consistently targets are the Jewish ones and the only state she wants to boycott is Jewish – the State of Israel.