“It’s almost like the Democrats want to entirely destroy their party,” observed Democratic New York assemblyman Dov Hikind in a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon. “When someone like Ellison can be a leading candidate to be the head of a major party, we’re in a lot of trouble.”
Calling Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) divisive, radical, and anti-Israel, the prominent NYC Jewish lawmaker launched a petition demanding that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) withdraw his support for Ellison assuming control of the Democratic National Committee.
Hikind expressed confusion at the DNC’s front-runner in the race for a new leader, stating, “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!”
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Ellison is the first Muslim congressman elected to the House of Representatives, and is considered to be the front runner among those running for head of the Democratic National Committee.
Ellison’s record of voting against Israel’s best interest was enumerated in Hikind’s petition, which stated that he has voted against funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and has consistently shown “antipathy towards Israel and Jews.”
Hikind told the Free Beacon: “Keith Ellison is someone with a record that is so radical and off the charts, why in the world Sen. Schumer in New York chose this guy to represent me and represent Democrats is beyond the pale.” He added, “It’s almost like nobody learned the lesson of the recent election. The more I read [about Ellison], the more I’m scratching my head trying to figure out where Schumer is coming from.”
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