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Kamala Harris nods, lauds student accusing Israel of ‘ethnic genocide’ for speaking her truth

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It’s not like key members of the Biden administration go out of the way to hide their hard-left views on most issues, but every once in a while the extreme nature of their beliefs shines through for all to see.

Nowhere is this more apparent than with Israel, as seen Tuesday when Vice President Kamala Harris visited George Mason University in northern Virginia to mark National Voter Registration Day. After addressing a class, the vice president took questions from students and praised a student who accused Israel of committing “ethnic genocide,” telling her that “your truth should not be suppressed.”

The student identified herself as “part-Yemeni, part-Iranian” and said that “a lot of taxpayer money is allocated for funding the military, whether it’s in backing Saudi Arabia or in Palestine,” according to the New York Post. She then referenced the House passing a $1 billion funding bill this week to replenish the Iron Dome that protects Israel – most recently from Hamas rockets, which have rained down by the thousands, as seen earlier this year.  The measure was passed by a vote of 420-9, with “the squad” of radical left Democrats opposing the effort.

“You brought up how the power of the people and demonstrations and organizing is very valuable in America” the student said. “But I see that over the summer, there have been, like, protests and demonstrations in astronomical numbers standing with Palestine, but then just a few days ago there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s an ethnic genocide and a displacement of people — the same that happened in America — and I’m sure you’re aware of this.”

Showcasing a liberal education that defines most college campuses in America, the student continued, “I bring this up also because of the issue of how Americans are struggling because of lack of healthcare, public healthcare, lack of affordable housing and all this money ends up going to inflaming Israel and backing Saudi Arabia and whatnot. And I think that the people have spoken very often in what they do need and I feel like there’s a lack of listening and I just feel like I need to bring this up because it affects my life and people I really care about’s lives.”

Harris, who was seen nodding as the student spoke, offered no push back on the “genocide” accusation leveled against Israel, opting instead to provide positive affirmation.

“I’m glad you did,” the vice president said. “I’m glad you did. And again, this is about the fact that your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth, should not be suppressed and it must be heard, right? And one of the things we’re fighting for in a democracy, right?”

“A democracy is at its strongest when everyone participates,” Harris added. “It is [at] its weakest when anyone is left out. And that’s not only about being physically present, but that your voice is present … Our goal should be unity, but not uniformity.”

She would go on to essentially equate the student’s extreme views of Israel as part of a “healthy” debate on the Middle East policy.

“The point that you are making about policy that relates to Middle East policy, foreign policy, we still have healthy debates in our country about what is the right path,” Harris said, according to Fox News. “And nobody’s voice should be suppressed on that.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter that shows that some folks are still paying attention:

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