Former Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney caused outrage earlier this week after tweeting an antisemitic trope. In her post, she accused Jews of being behind the 9/11 terror attack.
McKinney shared a picture of the Twin Towers burning, with a hand slotting in a puzzle piece with the word “Zionists” written across it, to make up the full sentence “Zionists did it.” She captioned the tweet “The Final Piece of the Puzzle.”
After numerous complaints, Twitter removed the horrific post but reinstated it after McKinney appealed, citing it was not antisemitic but rather “strong political commentary”.
This wasn’t the first time McKinney shared her ridiculous antisemitic accusations that Jews were behind 9/11 on social media.
Back in 2016, after the terror attack in Nice, France, McKinney tweeted an antisemitic conspiracy theory claiming that “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?” The photographer in question, Richard Gutjahr, is not Israeli and her reference to ‘Dancing Israelis’ refers to a conspiracy theory about five Israeli men who were detained by police in New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001, after allegedly being caught filming the attack on the World Trade Center. This conspiracy is often used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
In May 2020, McKinney shared a link to a Haaretz article questioning, in a vile display of Holocaust denial, that 6 million Jews were actually killed in the Holocaust.
In January 2020, following a U.S. military strike that killed Iranian mega terrorist Qasem Soleimani, McKinney took to Twitter posting another antisemitic trope on Jewish world dominance: “Guaranteed: Trump’s statement about Soleimani and Iran was written in Israel. Donald Trump [is a] Zionist puppet.”
McKinney doesn’t keep her antisemitism and bigotry contained to online rantings but physically acts on them. She participated in two attempts to breach the Israeli naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and has personally met with representatives of Hezbollah and Hamas terror groups.
Thankfully Cynthia McKinney is not getting a pass for her Jew-hatred. Lt. Governor of Georgia hopeful Butch Miller announced on Twitter he will be introducing legislation that will rename a road in DeKalb named after the antisemitic former member of Congress!