Rep. Shri Thanedar, a Democrat from Michigan, renounced his membership in the largest socialist organization in the United States after the far-Left organization promoted an anti-semitic rally in response to Hamas’ brutal terrorist attacks against Israel.
Together with other organizations, the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose website claims to have over 92,000 members and chapters in all 50 states, promoted a rally in Times Square on Sunday.
“Today, I am officially renouncing my membership in the Democratic Socialists of America. After the brutal terrorist attacks on Israel, which include the indiscriminate murder, rape, and kidnapping of innocent men, women, and children, I can no longer associate with an organization unwilling to call out terrorism in all its forms.” Thanedar wrote in an announcement.
“Sunday’s hate-filled and anti-semitic rally in New York City, promoted by the NYC-DSA, makes it impossible for me to continue my affiliation. I stand with Israel and its right to defend itself.” he continued.
“There is no place for moral equivocation in the face of unadulterated evil as we have seen from Hamas. My ideals have not changed at all. I strongly believe that ending my association with DSA serves my constituents’ interests as they expect me to represent them by helping to build a better, more just world, not fanning the flames of hatred.” he added.
At that rally, approximately 1,000 demonstrators celebrated Hamas’ attacks on Israel, which have so far resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Israelis, 22 U.S. citizens, and nearly 3,000 others.
In his response to the socialist group’s demonstration, Thanedar joined a number of other politicians who have distanced themselves from comments made at the event.