The Democratic National Committee has yet to comment on a statement from its recently elected vice chairman that he would "respond directly, consistently, and with all heart and soul" to any criticism of anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.
Michael Blake, a New York state assemblyman who was elected DNC vice chair in February, spoke out in defense of Sarsour amid growing concern about the taxpayer-funded City University of New York's (CUNY) decision to invite her to deliver its commencement speech later this month. Sarsour is a leading voice in the anti-Israel movement and has been accused of anti-Semitism.
"Making it real clear," Blake warned on Twitter. "If you keep coming after @lsarsour, we're going to respond directly, consistently, with all heart and soul. Fall back!"