(See updates below)
From USA Today:
President-elect Joe Biden chose two staffers of top Democratic leaders in Congress to help his administration negotiate legislation, as he continues to fill out his White House staffing.Reema Dodin and Shuwanza Goff were each named deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
Reema Dodin is of Palestinian Arab descent.
In 2002, during the height of the murderous Palestinian terror spree that was killing Jews daily, she spoke at a church in Lodi, CA:
It's a voice she said America is ignoring.
It's a voice she said the media are not publicizing.It's the voice of the Palestinians, and Wednesday night, Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American student from University of California, Berkeley, spoke to a group of Lodians about the conflict in Israel from the Palestinian perspective.And Lodi listened.... She described an Israel where Palestinians have lost hope and are getting desperate."The suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people," Dodin said.
Palestinians and their supporters used to routinely and openly justify the most heinous terror attacks, blowing up buses and pizza shops and discos. Then, when the Palestinian leadership decided that supporting blowing up Jews was a political liability, their supporters suddenly claimed to become anti-terror, too.
Here, however, Dodin is on the record as justifying terror attacks on Jews.
KeyWiki has more on her, claiming that Dodin has ties to the Council on American Islamic Relations and that she organized anti-Israel rallies at the University of California at Berkeley as a student. It didn't show any sources for those claims.
Dodin has recently made her Twitter account private, so one can only wonder what else she has said.
UPDATE: More from Dodin, quoted in the book "Muslim Mafia" but I couldn't find the original edition of the Berkeley newspaper:
UPDATE 2: Fox received a statement from the Biden transition team:
"Reema is the first to tell you she has grown from her youth in her approach to pushing for change, but her core values of fighting to expand opportunity to building a stronger middle class remain her driving force," a Biden-Harris transition official said in a statement to Fox News. "She harnessed her activism into action, becoming a well-respected and trusted leader in the U.S. Senate."This is an amazing statement. The team is not saying that she regrets the statements, or has changed her mind. It just says she has "grown" and her enthusiasm in supporting terror attacks is now being directed into other areas.
That omission sure makes it sound like Dodin stands by her statements.