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Republican opposition to antisemitism is a political ploy to glean money from Jewish donors, said Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) at a “Jewish Democratic summer conference.”
Audio of her remarks was captured and published at the Washington Free Beacon:
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There has been a lot of discussion for the past 9 months or so, 8 months, about, anti-Semitism. We have, what I believe is a full-on attempt by the Republican Party to grab a different community and bring them into the fold, and I will just be very honest, right, they are not looking for our votes, because we are a relatively small community, they are looking for our donors, right? They are looking for our donors, and they are trying to sway us.
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“I think people feel the need to be very clear about what we mean by anti-Semitism, how it affects us, and that there’s just such a dramatic increase in anti-Semitism in events, in violent events, that we just feel the need to be vocal about it,” Slotkin told the Detroit News.
In May, Slotkin would not respond to a reporter’s question about “antisemitic tweets” from Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
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Omar similarly framed Republican support for Israel as a function of Jewish political procurement. In February, she tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” in response to Glenn Greenwald’s characterization of political leaders “defending a foreign nation [like Israel] as “stunning.”
J Street — a left-wing organization funded by George Soros’s Open Societies Foundations and marketing itself as both Jewish and pro-Israel — supports Slotkin. The Washington Free Beacon...
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