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Former Dem Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Tweets That Zionists Were Behind 9/11

The tweet featured McKinney stating “The Final Piece of the Puzzle…” with a photo of a puzzle depicting the attacks on the World Trade Center.
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June 29, 2021
Cynthia McKinney (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Former Democratic Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney tweeted that Zionists were behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

The tweet featured McKinney stating “The Final Piece of the Puzzle…” with a photo of a puzzle depicting the attacks on the World Trade Center. The photo showed a puzzle piece with the word “Zionists” on it being placed as the last piece of the puzzle on top of the words “did it.” As of this writing, the tweet is currently her pinned tweet.

Several Twitter users criticized McKinney’s tweet as antisemitic.

“Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney continues to repeat an offensive #antisemitic trope falsely blaming Jews/Zionists for the terrorist attacks on 9/11,” the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tweeted, “This isn’t the first time she’s propagated hate and conspiracy theories, but it should be the last.”

Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) also tweeted, “Why is Twitter turning a blind eye to Antisemitism? Conspiratorial crackpots like Cynthia McKinney have no business being on any social media platform.”

StandWithUs CEO and Co-Founder Roz Rothstein tweeted, “What is this woman’s problem? Does anyone know why she promotes anti-Jewish racism?”

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon tweeted, “I strongly condemn the antisemitic and false tweet of former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. She is promoting a vicious blood libel. I expect an immediate and clear apology.”

The Journal’s request for comment through the contact form on McKinney’s website was not returned by publication time.

According to the ADL, “McKinney has a history of using anti-Israel rhetoric, including accusing the pro-Israel lobby of sabotaging her political career and alleging that Israel [commits] genocide, apartheid and war crimes.” McKinney also posed for a picture with a Holocaust denier and met with Hamas and Hezbollah representatives in 2009, per the ADL.

This article been updated.

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