Republican Delegate's Misinformation about BDS Publicly Rebutted by Colleague During Floor Debate

This afternoon, during a debate about Net Neutrality on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates, Delegate Mark Fisher (R-Calvert County) started speaking about the BDS movement.

Unfortunately Fisher's comments about BDS contained obvious misstatements and typical smears that we have come to expect from opponents of BDS. He also smeared Linda Sarsour who is a leading advocate in America for Palestinian human rights.

Shortly after Delegate Fisher spoke, another Delegate, Jimmy Tarlau (D-Prince George's) stood up to rebut his smears. You can listen to the entire episode here:

 

 

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Summary of CD-6 Candidates Answer F2B's questionnaire about Israel/Palestine Issues

Recently Freedom2Boycott in Maryland sent a six-question questionnaire to all the candidates running for election in Maryland's 6th Congressional District. The questions had to do with Israel/Palestine-related issues that they are likely to encounter if they are elected to Congress.

Out of all the candidates, only two responded in writing: Dr. Nadia Hashimi (D) and Mr. Kevin Caldwell (L). We thank them for their responses.

Below you can see a quick summary of their responses:

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Krish Vignarajah says she Will Revoke Governor's anti-BDS Executive Order

 

Tonight Ms. Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, held a campaign meeting at a private office building in Columbia, MD. During the question and answer session, one attendee, Deeba Jafri asked Ms. Vignarajah about Governor Larry Hogan's (R-MD) recent anti-BDS executive order. Deeba asked Ms. Vignarajah if she thought it was unconstitutional and if she would revoke it once elected.

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Ms Vignarajah said the Governor's executive order was unconstitutional and said she would revoke it. Additionally, she correctly tied anti-BDS efforts to the Islamophobia that underlies them.

 

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Congressman Elijah Cummings agrees with Congressman Raskin that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is Unconstitutional

Tonight three of Maryland's Democratic Congressman held a town-hall meeting at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Before the event, as he was walking in, Owen Andrews asked Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD-07) if he agreed with Congressman Jamie Raskin that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act was unconstitutional.

 

Congressman Elijah Cummings answering a question about the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Congressman Cummings said that he agreed that the bill was unconstitutional:

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Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger gives Circular Non-Answer when asked about his Co-Sponsorship of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Tonight three of Maryland's Democratic Congressman held a town-hall meeting at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. During the question-and-answer session one audience-member, Owen Andrews, asked Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02) why he co-sponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

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Congressman Ruppersberger gave a circular response which didn't adequately answer the question:

 

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