Move over Alexandrai Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialists have a new even more full of crap superstar. Julie Salazar is running for the New York State Senate as a democrat pushing the far-left socialism made famous by Bernie Sanders. She has major street-cred because she claims to be both an immigrant and a Jew. The only problem is, she was actually born in the US and isn’t remotely Jewish. I guess she’s also embracing the culture appropriation made famous by Elizabeth Warren.
Fox News reports:
The candidate for state office previously told multiple outlets that she’s an immigrant from Colombia and noted that her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was young. Her father, she said, was Jewish but the family had little contact with the American Jewish community after they arrived to the country.
“I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very little. In Colombia, my mom raised me as a single mother,” said Salazar.
“As a proud immigrant myself, I know how important it is to protect the rights of immigrants and ensure that everyone can fully participate in the life of New York State,” she said on her campaign website.
She was born in Miami and her mother had U.S. citizenship. Her brother, Alex Salazar, confirmed…that both he and his sister were born in the U.S.
Maybe as a dumb young person, she thinks Miami isn’t part of the US. She actually blamed a campaign staffer for the glaring error of directly quoting her.
As for her Jewish heritage…
Her claims about being Jewish also came under scrutiny. She claimed Jewish blood through her father, saying his Jewish ancestors were expelled to Latin America from medieval Spain. But her father’s 2009 funeral service notes that the service was held in a Catholic Church in Florida…
“There was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not raised Jewish,” the brother said. He added that one of their father’s brothers was a Jesuit priest.
Like a true liberal liar, after getting busted for faking Jewish heritage, she lashed out at, “a long history of bigoted policing of the identity of Jewish people of color, particularly people with patrilineal Jewish heritage or Jews who converted. I’m sad to see that brought into my campaign.”
Okay, so Salazar is not an immigrant and she’s not Jewish, but the story gets crazier because she’s not even a leftist kook:
The candidate’s progressive credentials were also called into question after revelations that she was actually a conservative Christian activist on campus who worked on pro-Israel and pro-life initiatives.
In 2012 and 2013, she was the president of Columbia Right to Life, the campus’ top anti-abortion group. Her now-deleted social media posts often alluded to her Christian faith.
It would be prefect if it turned out this loony wasn’t actually a woman either. Hey, if you’re going to be full of shit, fill it up all the way to the top.
If Elizabeth Warren pretending to be Native American didn’t hurt her political career I don’t see any reason why Julie Salazar pretending to be a Jewish immigrant will be a problem. Leftists don’t care about things like truthfulness and integrity. She is the perfect democratic socialist: she’s a liar, she doesn’t understand simple things, and her core beliefs shift on a daily basis.