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The Far Right’s Attacks on Kristen Clarke Are Baseless

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Watch Right Wing Watch Director Adele Stan explain the “bizarre” attack Sen. Ted Cruz launched against Kristen at the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on her nomination.

The far right has thrown attack after attack at Kristen Clarke. Tucker Carlson tried to claim she “hates white people.” Sen. Mike Lee attempted to paint her as anti-Semitic – a charge that Attorney General Merrick Garland, who is Jewish, was quick to shut down.  At her hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz tried to twist her words about where she stands on police reform to accuse her of lying.

These attacks are obviously and patently false. Kristen Clarke has spent her career as a champion for people facing discrimination – and we know she will do just that if confirmed to lead the Civil Rights Division.