Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who once equated Julian Assange to Osama bin Laden and Taliban leaders, apologized to the WikiLeaks founder in a Facebook post Tuesday, urging her supporters to watch the whistleblower biopic “Snowden.”
“The Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they've falsely accused others,” Palin wrote after watching Fox News host Sean Hannity’s interview the WikiLeaks founder.
“The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking,” she added. “This important information that finally opened people's eyes to democrat candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange.”
“I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago,” she added.
The move was a complete 180 degrees from Palin’s former position on the WikiLeaks founder; the former Alaska governor once calling Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.”
Noting the marked reversal, the internet immediately criticized Palin for her lack of conviction regarding the transparency organization and it’s founder, with one user joking the apology shows Palin can now “collude with Russia from her house.”
With Sarah Palin apologising to Julian Assange, I'd say #Russia more or less owns a lot of Republican Party soul no… https://t.co/KKt6sx3v8B— chris zappone (@chris zappone)1483503673.0
Palin, 2010: "Why was [Assange] not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?” 2/3 https://t.co/N0Ynnnz7gf— Dustin Volz (@Dustin Volz)1483503836.0
Palin, 2010: "[Assange] is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands." 1/3 https://t.co/N0Ynnnz7gf— Dustin Volz (@Dustin Volz)1483503638.0
Sarah Palin said: "#WikiLeaks and Julian #Assange are terrorists." also she invented the words: 'misunderestimate' and 'refudiate.'— Dell Cameron (@Dell Cameron)1345384350.0