President Joe Biden's new press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been denounced for a vicious 2019 attack on the "severely racist" pro-Israel conference - even though previous attendees include Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. [tweet_embed] May 9, 2022[/tweet_embed] In a 2019 Newsweek op-ed, Pierre, 44, called the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention "racist" and announced it wasn't "progressive." "Unfortunately, AIPAC's policy and conference speaker choices aren't its only problems. Its severely racist, Islamophobic rhetoric has proven just as alarming," she wrote in 2019. "The organization has become known for trafficking in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while lifting up Islamophobic voices and attitudes." "When it comes down to it, AIPAC's policies are not progressive policies. AIPAC's values are not progressive values." "It's time to call a spade a spade," she announced. AOC has further denounced the organization in March of this year. The newly minted press secretary continued to state that Democrats can't call themselves "progressive while continuing to associate yourself with an organization like AIPAC" because the organization has been the "antithesis" of that. [tweet_embed] May 9, 2022[/tweet_embed] According to the New York Post, she wrote the op-ed while working as the Senior Advisor and National Spokesperson to MoveOn. She was further working as a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs back then. Jean-Pierre, the first black and gay person to hold the position, has already received denouncement for her relationship with CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux, with many calling it a "conflict of interest." She further denounced the Trump Administration for attempting to dismantle the Iran Nuclear Deal former President Barack Obama had put together and praised Democratic nominees for not attending the 2019 conference. "And I for one am glad that a number of candidates running on my party's ticket feel the same. Because ultimately, this wasn't about skipping the AIPAC annual conference," she announced. "It was about boldly choosing to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization. And this is exactly the type of attitude we need heading into 2020." She further took a dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was a speaker at that year's conference. "Netanyahu not only has personal charges levied against him = he's been indicted on both bribery and fraud charges - but under his leadership of Israel, according to the United Nations, Israel may have committed war crimes in its attacks on Gaza protesters," she announced at the time. [tweet_embed] May 9, 2022[/tweet_embed] Netanyahu called the war crimes claim "outrageous." Now, Pierre is facing backlash online for her three-year piece. Seth Mandel, the executive editor of the Washington Examiner magazine, who is likewise Jewish, wrote on Twitter: "Karine Jean-Pierre also criticized Hoyer for 'bash[ing]' Ilhan Omar and other squad niks over Israel. You definitely want someone who sides with Ilhan Omar speaking for the president, right? Good work everyone."