Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been accused of anti-Semitism for agreeing that George Soros is helping to orchestrate the anti-Kavanaugh protests.
Last week, as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was cornered in an elevator by two screaming female protesters claiming to be sexual assault survivors.
“Look at me and tell me that it doesn’t matter what happened to me,” said 23-year-old Maria Gallagher.
Ana Maria Archila held the elevator open and accused Flake of allowing a sexual assaulter to serve on the Supreme Court.
“On Monday, I stood in front of your office,” said Archila. “I told the story of my sexual assault. I told it because I recognized in Dr. Ford’s story that she is telling the truth. What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court.”
Later, it was revealed that Ana Maria Archila was more than just a concerned citizen performing her civic duty but rather a Soros-funded operative as the executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). John Fund at National Review expertly profiled her background:
Archila is an executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy; she had spent the previous week in Washington engaged in protests against Kavanaugh. Gallagher is a 23-year-old activist with the group. The Center is a left-wing group that is heavily funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Indeed, as of 2014, the Open Society was one of the three largest donors to the group.
Make no mistake. The Center for Popular Democracy is at the heart of the effort to stop Kavanaugh.
On Friday, as the cloture vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination loomed closer, Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business asked Sen. Chuck Grassley point-blank if he believed that George Soros was the man behind the screaming protesters cornering senators in the halls. Grassley saw no reason to believe otherwise.
“I have heard so many people believe that. I tend to believe it,” Grassley said. “I believe it fits in the attack mode that he has and how uses his billions and billions of resources.”
Grassley’s hint that Soros orchestrated and funded the efforts, which the evidence corroborates, then prompted New York Times reporter David Leonhardt to accuse the senator of participating in an anti-Semitic smear because Soros is ethnically Jewish.
The cheap attempt to smear Sen. Grassley as an anti-Semite for admitting the obvious about Soros did not exactly go over well with several Twitter commentators: