Scott Wallace’s boorish and disrespectful action on the bimah of the synagogue is just the latest indication of both the increasingly incivility of the Democrats and the left in general, and the contempt that the left has for the Jews and Israel. You can be absolutely certain that if this debate had been going on in a mosque, Wallace would have been on his best behavior, being courteous to the point of obsequity to his hosts and being extremely careful to do nothing to offend their sensibilities. But when he is in a synagogue speaking to an audience of Jews, Wallace puts the Jew-hatred of the left on full display.
“Democrat Scott Wallace Drops ‘F-bomb’ During Debate in Synagogue,” by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, October 22, 2018 (thanks to Todd):
Democrat Scott Wallace cursed during a debate in a synagogue against incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district Sunday, dropping the “f-bomb” from the stage, considered a sacred space.
Local WBCB News reported:
As the political climate continues to heat up, challenger Scott Wallace lost his cool during a debate with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. Sunday night at the Congregation Tifereth Israel in Bensalem, Wallace used an expletive and “dropped an f-bomb” in front of those attending.
“Ironically, there was a later question about the need for civility in politics,” Fitzpatrick told WBCB. “Well, a good start is to not use vulgarities in the sanctuary of a synagogue in the middle of a congressional debate.”
Both candidates were standing on the synagogue’s ‘bimah,’ an elevated platform used for reading the Torah during services, when Wallace used the expletive. The outburst silenced the room, and Fitzpatrick was “stunned” Wallace made the comment.
In addition to Fitzpatrick, people in the synagogue and the moderator took exception with Wallace’s obscenity.
Wallace apparently used the f-word when Fitzpatrick challenged his facts on whether Fitzpatrick had voted to take away health insurance coverage from people with pre-existing conditions. (The Washington Post gave Wallace’s ad “four Pinnochios” — its worst rating — because Fitzpatrick voted to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions.)
He later apologized, according to WBCB.
Wallace has offended Jewish sensibilities before — at least, pro-Israel ones. After the Forward — a left-leaning outlet — revealed that Wallace’s family foundation had donated $300,000 to radical groups advocating anti-Israel policies, a prominent local Democratic Jewish group withheld its endorsement. (It changed its mind when Wallace had “become educated” on the issue to its satisfaction.)…
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