Anti-Semitic Congressional Candidate Releases Campaign Ad About Revenge

'Mr. President, I've got a few scores to settle'

September 9, 2019

Democratic congressional candidate Valerie Plame's (N.M.) campaign on Monday released a new ad, where she ended it with a message of having a "few scores to settle."

The ad, which is titled, "Undercover," shows liberal activist and ex-CIA operative Plame driving a Chevy Camaro backwards on an empty road in rural New Mexico while narrating her background throughout the ad.

"I was an undercover CIA operative. My assignment was preventing rogue states and terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. You name a hot spot, I lived it," Plame said, as Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and North Korea flashed as text on the screen.

Plame, who is running for New Mexico's open 3rd Congressional District seat, then accused former Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, of leaking her identity to get revenge against her now-ex-husband Joe Wilson for repeatedly criticizing the war in Iraq. While Libby was charged with obstruction of justice and perjury stemming from the investigation on who leaked Plame's identity, it was former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage who admitted to leaking her identity. Plame then mentioned how President Donald Trump pardoned Libby last year.

"I come from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. My dad was in the Air Force. My brother almost died in Vietnam. My service was cut short when my own government betrayed me," she said. "We left Washington to raise our kids in New Mexico, one of the best places on Earth. Now I'm running for Congress because we're going backwards on national security, health care, and women's rights."

"We need to turn our country around," Plame said while braking and getting out of her Camaro. "Yes, the CIA really does teach us how to drive like this. You've probably heard my name. Mr. President, I've got a few scores to settle."

While Plame mentions she comes from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, she has a history of anti-Semitism. Back in 2017, she  tweeted an article from the fringe site UNZ Review in Sept. 2017, accusing "American Jews" of "driving America's wars."

She acknowledged she "messed up," but the Washington Examiner reported back in March she posted nine UNZ articles over the course of three years. Two of the articles included one titled "Why I Still Dislike Israel" and another about "Dancing Israelis" on 9/11.

When pressed by MSNBC's Kasie Hunt back in May she claimed, "It's not who I am and it's not what I believe. It was extremely painful. I had not read the whole article all the way through and when I realized what it was, it was embarrassing and hurtful, so I apologize deeply and sincerely, and I've done it multiple times both privately and publicly."

She went on to say, "We all make mistakes" and that sharing the article was a "doozy."