President Barack Obama’s Democratic party has been accused by many sources of being overly cozy with anti-Israel cranks. It is perhaps because of this reputation, fair or unfair though it may be, that the DNC ended up choosing the Jewish Floridian Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be its leader just in time for this year’s Presidential elections. Schultz is certainly loathed among the Democratic party’s anti-Israel base for her outward support of the Jewish state, perhaps best exemplified by this video:
However, noble though Schultz’s own convictions may be, they scarcely excuse those held by members of her own party. Indeed, they might even look suspect, especially if one of Schultz’s close longtime allies were shown to harbor extremist anti-Israel sentiments.
Oh, wait. One of her longtime allies does. Meet Evelyn Garcia, who until yesterday was the Palm Beach representative to the Democratic National Committee:
Garcia, who the Washington Free Beacon has already fingered as an ally of Wasserman-Schultz, sits at the center of a local scandal in Florida which is going nationwide due to her connections to the DNC Chair, and her abrupt resignation. The scandal originates with a series of emails between Garcia and several unnamed recipients, who express reservations with her decision to forward a Code Pink Email attacking AIPAC, a major pro-Israeli lobby organization. Garcia’s defense of Code Pink gets ugly very quickly. All screenshots of these emails are credited to Bizpacreview.