The idea that a Muslim Brotherhood Congressman is a leading contender for chairman of the DNC speaks volumes about the descent and decay of the Democrat party. But that Chuck Schumer, who pretends to be frum, should support him is disgusting.
Leading Jewish Democratic lawmaker in New York City Dov Hikind, launched the petition to force Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) to withdraw his support for Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) to chair control the Democratic National Committee. Dov Hikind is a brave voice in defense of freedom. He has spoken at our pro-Israel rallies and never wavered. Hikind told me last night he has started a petition to shame Schumer into pulling his support for Ellison, a notorious anti-Israel, pro-Muslim Brotherhood operative.
Huge thanks to New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind for taking the lead on this.
Hikind’s public campaign against Ellison comes just weeks before the Democratic party is set to elect its new leader, with most polls showing that Ellison is the frontrunner.
“It’s almost like the Democrats want to entirely destroy their party,” Hikind said. “When someone like Ellison can be a leading candidate to be the head of a major party, we’re in a lot of trouble.”
Hikind, a prominent Democratic voice who has long advocated for bringing his party back to the political center, said that the Democratic Party has learned nothing from the election of President Donald Trump.
“The Democratic party has a serious Israel problem,” Hikind said, explaining that Ellison represents a far left wing section of the party that advocates weakening ties with Israel.
“It’s like sticking the knife in and twisting it,” Hikind said. “After eight years of [Barack] Obama, where things between Obama and the Israeli government were not a very good relationship, what do they [Democrats] do? They stick the knife in and dig it deeper.”
Hikind expressed further confusion as to why more national Democratic voices are not speaking out against Ellison.
“Democrats have been pretty silent on Ellison,” he said. “And I mean national Democrats. It’s very strange. For them to say, ‘We’re starting a new chapter, let’s not look back.’ That’s not true. If you have this guy who is the leading candidate … you are lying to the people. You are lying to the Democrats. Stop lying to me!”
Hikind said that he could not stand by while Ellison emerges as the next Democratic leader.
“After eight years of difficulty, we’re going to put someone in who is so radical, so out of the mainstream, so off the charts?” Hikind said, adding that his new petition aims to show Schumer that his support for Ellison does not represent mainstream Democratic voices. (WFB)
NEWS FROM ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND
HIKIND TO SCHUMER: KEITH ELLISON IS A TOXIC CHOICE FOR DNC CHAIR
‘SENATOR SCHUMER, PULL THE PLUG ON YOUR SUPPORT FOR ELLISON. HE WILL BE A DISASTER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.’
ONLINE PETITION DRIVE LAUNCHED ON CHANGE.ORG ASKING TO OPPOSE ELLISON
Brooklyn, NY, February 14, 2017…Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) launched an online petition addressed to Senator Charles E. Schumer today, calling on him to rescind his support for Congressman Keith Ellison to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“Keith Ellison has disqualified himself from becoming the next chair of the DNC,” said Hikind. “Ellison is the most polarizing choice. Not only are his views radical, but they are divisive. Whether his embracing of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan or his support of the one-sided Goldstone Report, Ellison is clearly not the leader anyone should embrace.”
Ellison has a long history of being a controversial figure. Conveniently after getting elected to Congress in 2006, he then apologized for his involvement in the Nation of Islam. “Why was his apology only issued after getting elected?” asked Hikind. “Ellison’s record clearly reflects he is no friend and is certainly dangerous to the State of Israel. In 2014, he voted against funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. In 2010, at a fundraiser, he said that American foreign policy is governed by Israeli interests. Is this the future leader of the Democratic Party?”
“Senator Schumer, are there no mainstream candidates to lead us?” asked Hikind. “Instead of bringing Democrats together, Ellison will further divide the Party. Senator Schumer, pull the plug on your support for Ellison. He will be a disaster for the Democratic Party,” said Hikind.
To join Assemblyman Hikind and sign the petition to Senator Schumer, visit:
and make your voice heard!
Below is a copy of the petition at change.org:
Senator Schumer: We urge you to withdraw your support for Keith Ellison to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Keith Ellison is a most polarizing choice. Not only are his views radical, but they are divisive. Whether his embracing of Louis Farrakhan or his support of the one-sided Goldstone Report, he is not the right choice.
o Ellison voted against funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system in 2014.
o In December 2010, Ellison said that American foreign policy is governed by Israeli interests.
o His antipathy towards Israel and Jews is crystal clear.
Senator Schumer, pull the plug on your support for Ellison. He will be a disaster for the Democratic Party.
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