“Cruz, Huckabee Rubio all mentioned ISRAEL in their response to: ‘What will AMERICA look like after you are president,’” the annoyed pundit tweeted to her 664,000 followers. “How many f–ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”
“Maybe it’s to suck up to the Evangelicals,” she posited.
The comments didn’t go over well on social media. Conservative radio host Mark Levin called her a “jackass.” New York Post columnist John Podhoretz told her directly, “Shame on you.” New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg called her comments “ugly” and “reprehensible.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) also released a statement condemning Ms. Coulter. The group’s national director, Jonathan A. Greenblatt, issued the following statement Thursday morning:
“While most of America has rightly tuned out Ann Coulter’s hyperbolic and hateful rhetoric, her irresponsible tweets during the Republican presidential candidate’s debate are truly a new low and must be called out. Ms. Coulter is pandering to the basest of her base. Her messages challenging the candidates’ support for Israel were offensive, ugly, spiteful and borderline anti-Semitic. Her tweets give fodder to those who buy into the anti-Semitic notions that Jews ‘control’ the U.S. government, wield disproportionate power in politics, and are more loyal to Israel than to their own country. All decent Americans should reject Ms. Coulter’s rhetoric as simply beyond the pale.”