October 1, 2018

USA: New York Democrat (Marxist) Socialist Salazar Has Been Telling Voters, The Media, That She Is A Proud Immigrant And She's Jewish. Well, She's Not. She Also Lied About Having A Degree.

Breitbart News
written by John Nolte
August 29, 2018

Budding Democrat-socialist superstar Julia Salazar has repeatedly lied about being Jewish and an immigrant from Colombia, various reports allege.

The 27-year-old Salazar, who is campaigning for a State Senate seat in New York and is seen as the next Democrat “It Girl,” the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has repeatedly told voters two thing about her identity that are not true — that she is Jewish and that she is a Colombian immigrant.

“I am a Jew of color. I am a Colombian, American, but I am also Jewish… I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very little from Colombia,” Salazar said at one campaign event.

Believing her, New York Magazine described her as a “naturalized U.S. citizen.”

The Intercept ran a glowing piece about her, but were then forced to issue an embarrassing correction after Salazar misled the left-wing publication about her background:
An earlier version of this piece referred to Julia Salazar as a Colombian immigrant, based on claims she made to The Intercept and elsewhere. She refers to herself as a “proud immigrant” on her campaign website. The story has been updated to remove that reference, and to make clear that while Salazar said she emigrated from Colombia, she was in fact born in Miami.
Salazar has been telling voters, the media, and anyone who reads her campaign site that she is a proud immigrant — when the truth is that she was born in Miami.

After being challenged on this, Salazar kind of doubled down. While she stopped referring to herself as an “immigrant” on her campaign site, she replaced it with something else that is untrue, referring to herself as the “daughter of working-class immigrants” when her mother was born in the United States.

Although she apparently converted to Judaism two years ago, initially Salazar’s claim to be Jewish came from statements about her father being Jewish — which also is not true.

According to Salazar’s own family, who found it necessary to correct the record, “There was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not raised Jewish,” her brother told Tablet.

On top of that, her uncle was a Jesuit priest and her mother attends an evangelical church.

Salazar alluded to a Jewish upbringing in a September 2014 comment on Mondoweiss: “Like most American Jews, I was raised with the delusion that Israel was a safe haven for me, perhaps even the only safe place for Jews.” Whatever the source or nature of her Jewish identity, Salazar was presenting herself as a vocal left-winger of Jewish persuasion by early 2014. Her Jewish identity was used as an argument-ender on Twitter: “Is it anti-Semitic for a non-Jewish student to publicly impose opinion of whose voice is permitted in our Jewish communities?” Salazar sniped in the midst of a lengthy February 2014 Twitter exchange with the non-Jewish pro-Israel writer and activist Chloe Valdary (a Tablet contributor). “Please leave my Jewish community alone,” Salazar continued. “You don’t speak for us.”
Those tweets are now deleted.

Rather than compare Salazar to Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might be more accurate. Warren too lied about her identity. For decades she falsely claimed to be an American Indian as a means to further her own education, career, and political goals.
Breitbart News
written by Katherine Rodriguez
September 4, 2018

A Democratic socialist candidate running for state Senate in New York is being challenged by her mother and her brother over details she shared publicly about her upbringing.
Julia Salazar, a left-wing Democrat aligned with the Democratic Socialists of America, told several outlets she was an immigrant from Colombia raised by a working-class family, but her mother and her brother are disputing those claims.

“My family immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia when I was a baby, and my mom ended up raising my brother and me as a single mom, without a college degree and from a working-class background,” Julia told Jacobin Magazine.

Her brother, Alex Salazar, told the media a different story. Alex Salazar told City & State New York the family had lived comfortably in a big house in Florida and their father set aside $6,000 in college funds for each child.

“We were very much middle class. We had a house in Jupiter along the river, it was in a beautiful neighborhood,” Alex Salazar told the online outlet. “I feel very strongly about my family and I want to tell the truth.”

Alex Salazar also disputed her status as a Colombian immigrant, saying that while the family traveled to Colombia a few times to visit family, the entire family had been raised in Florida. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency confirmed that Julia had been born in Miami.

Christine Salazar, Julia’s mother, also pushed back on some of the claims her daughter made on the campaign trail. Julia claimed that she was “raised by a single mom who didn’t have a college degree.,” but City & State noted that her mother graduated college when Julia was eight years old.

The outlet added that her parents separated when she was six years old, and there were only two years she just lived with her mother before her mother graduated from college.

Christine said that while the family had been stretched thin financially at times, she disputed her daughter’s claim that she took a job at a grocery store in high school “to make ends meet.”

“My kids always worked, from the time they were 14. I encouraged that because I thought there was a lot of value in that in terms of learning and responsibility so that was the purpose behind them having part-time jobs. … not the light bill,” she said.

Alex Salazar also denied that his sister—who has publicly come out against the Jewish state and pledged her support for boycott, disinvestment, and sanctions against Israel—came from a Jewish background.

“There was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … we were not raised Jewish,” he told Tablet Magazine.

Critics have also questioned Salazar over her progressive credentials after Tablet Magazine revealed she was a conservative Christian activist in college for Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and supported pro-Israel and pro-life causes.

Julia’s opponent, meanwhile, seized the opportunity to point out the inconsistencies in his opponent’s story.

“Julia Salazar was a Florida Republican until she parachuted into Bushwick last year to run,” Dilan’s campaign spokesman Bob Liff said. “Voters don’t judge candidates on whether they are immigrants — or even any of the other misrepresentations and outright lies she has claimed as part of her background — but they do care about the truth.”

The 27-year-old Democratic socialist is running to oust incumbent eight-term state Sen. Martin Dilan in the state’s Democratic primary on September 13.
New York Daily News
written by Jillian Jorgensen
September 11, 2018

A good government group has withdrawn its backing of Julia Salazar for state Senate, saying the candidate provided information about her academic credentials that proved to be incorrect.

Citizens Union had previously issued its “preference” — the term the group uses rather than endorsement — for Salazar, whose campaign has been plagued in recent weeks by revelations about misrepresentations of her past religious and political beliefs and her immigration status.

“Citizens Union is hereby rescinding the preference it expressed for Julia Salazar in the Democratic Primary for New York State Senate District 18,” Randy Mastro, the chair of the group, said in a statement. “Salazar recently admitted that the information she originally provided to Citizens Union about her academic credentials was not correct, so Citizens Union has decided to express no preference in this race.”

A campaign spokesman called it an “error in her endorsement application.”

"Julia regrets that an error in her endorsement application led to Citizens Union rescinding its endorsement, but remains committed to working with Citizens Union and others opposed to Albany corruption if elected to take money out of politics and clean up Albany,” he said.

Salazar’s campaign materials had implied she graduated from Columbia University, but when questioned by the New York Times, she said she had completed her coursework but never graduated.

During her time at Columbia, Salazar — now running as a progressive Democrat of Jewish faith who supports abortion rights and the people of Palestine — was a Christian right-to-life activist who supported Israel. While she had campaigned as a Colombian immigrant, she was born in the United States to an American mother and Colombian father. Her statements about a working class upbringing have also been called into question by statements from her brother and mother who said the family did not struggle financially.

In fact, the family owned a home next door to Mets legend Keith Hernandez — and Salazar was embroiled in a bizarre legal battle with the ballplayer and his ex-wife that included a claim of an affair, which Salazar has denied, and a libel lawsuit involving accusations of drug use, bank theft and pilfered Pottery Barn vouchers.

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