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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed the City University of New York Law School on Wednesday after a video clip went viral showing an anti-Semitic graduation speech.
Fatima Mousa Mohammed, selected by the graduating class of 2023 to speak, gave her incendiary speech at the May 12 law school commencement.
“As Israel continues to indiscriminately rain bullets and bombs on worshippers, murdering the old, the young, attacking even funerals and graveyards; as it encourages lynch mobs to target Palestinian homes and businesses, as it imprisons its children; as it continues its project of settler colonialism, expelling Palestinians from their homes … our silence is no longer acceptable,” she said, later saying she hoped “the rage” in the auditorium would “fuel the fight against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world.”
Cruz responded to the remarks during an episode of his podcast “Verdict” on Wednesday, describing Mohammed as a “hard leftist.”
“The speech she gave was virulently anti-Israel – was slandering Israel with lies,” Cruz said. “She was reveling in anti-Semitism, and in a way that there really is no other bigotry that would be as welcome at a college graduation as anti-Semitism. She also, by the way, enthusiastically cheerleads open borders and releasing violent criminals from jail, and she refers to police officers as the, quote, ‘fascist NYPD.’”
Cruz declared that Mohammed’s remarks were “just a wild lie.”
“When you have a place that becomes a vicious cesspool of racism and indoctrination, that’s no longer carrying out an educational mission – that is instead performing the very same mission of indoctrination,” Cruz added, linking the speech with the other topics he discussed in his podcast episode. “Whether it is DHS funding indoctrination, saying, ‘If you’re a Republican, if you listen to Fox News, you’re connected to the Nazis’; whether it’s debate judges saying, ‘If you dare to defend America or capitalism you must lose’; or whether it is the vicious lies coming at the City University of New York Law School graduation — all three are examples of how the hard left weaponizes money to indoctrinate, to intimidate, and to silence and attack their opponents.”