Democrats are not unilaterally "an anti-Jewish party," but some of their members "are saying explicitly anti-Semitic things," according to former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., a once Democrat.
"The Democratic Party is not an anti-Jewish party, but there are some people in the party now, including in Congress as we've seen from Congresswoman [Rep. Ilhan] Omar [D-Minn.] . . . who are saying explicitly anti-Semitic things," Lieberman, who is Jewish, told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y., per The Hill.
Rep. Omar has spoken out against pro-Israel groups, claiming U.S. lawmakers had dual loyalties, which draw a rebuke from many and led Democrats to pass an anti-hate resolution that was rejected by 23 Republicans for being "watered-down" and not going far enough to single out anti-Semitism or Rep. Omar.
President Donald trump then accused Democrats of being "anti-Jewish," later pushing for Jewish voters to leave the party and vote Republican.
The president tweeted Friday morning:
"The 'Jexodus' movement encourages Jewish people to leave the Democrat Party. Total disrespect! Republicans are waiting with open arms. Remember Jerusalem (U.S. Embassy) and the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal! @OANN @foxandfriends"
It is a clear call for Jewish votes, something Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has rejected in a March 8 Facebook post:
"His comments show the president is only interested in playing the politics of division and not in fighting anti-Semitism. Mr. President, you have redefined chutzpah."
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