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New York - NY Assemblyman Launches Petition Drive Asking Sen. Schumer To Rescind Support For Ellison

Published on: February 14, 2017 01:52 PM
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FILE - U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) places his hand on an English translation of the Koran once owned by Thomas Jefferson and held by his wife Kim (C) as he is sworn in as the first Muslim member of Congress by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Captitol Hill in Washington, January 4th, 2007.  REUTERS/Jim Young FILE - U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) places his hand on an English translation of the Koran once owned by Thomas Jefferson and held by his wife Kim (C) as he is sworn in as the first Muslim member of Congress by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Captitol Hill in Washington, January 4th, 2007.  REUTERS/Jim Young

New York - 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.

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“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, click here :



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 Feb 14, 2017 at 01:58 PM Anonymous Says:

He should launch a drive to get of Schumer as well .

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 02:42 PM Secular Says:

Where are all the Democrat Askanim who encourage us to side step our values hold our noses and vote Democrat for the sake of so called goodies ?

You reap what you sow.

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 03:15 PM TrumpISprez Says:

No this can't be. Only Trump and Bannon have anti semtic ties.

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 03:02 PM Born In Brooklyn Says:

With all the respect Mr Hikind, we the citizens are paying taxes elected you and pay your salary for you to be busy with nonsense?
How about work on affordable housing, school funding, traffic congestion, (not only what effects your block...)
GET TO WORK LIKE ALL OF US.

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 04:42 PM Anonymous Says:

I will sit by, smile, and watch the Democratic Party self destruct. As we have seen for the past few years, there is little substance to the DNC. It stands for some of the silliest positions that gotta make you wonder if this is a fiction novel or reality. Some examples:

We can now change our gender identity faster than our underwear. This perversion of "democracy" is the greatest stupidity of recent times - political correctness.

Our thoughts and feelings are now subject to legislation. I am no longer allowed to feel bigoted. I understand the discrimination thing, but my thoughts?

If I disagree with you, you can pronounce me a fascist, and justify committing crimes against me, as it appears you are saving the world.

Things are now beyond meshuga. The comedies of yesteryear have become the reality of the DNC. I would rather they self-destruct. What other politcal leaning could produce such mental midgets as Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, and a host of others?

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 06:33 PM mythoughts Says:

I hope Ellison becomes DNC chair. They'll lose members in droves.

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 06:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Born In Brooklyn Says:

With all the respect Mr Hikind, we the citizens are paying taxes elected you and pay your salary for you to be busy with nonsense?
How about work on affordable housing, school funding, traffic congestion, (not only what effects your block...)
GET TO WORK LIKE ALL OF US.

Bum in Brooklyn:

Dov Hikind is a member of the Democratic Party, and, as an elected official, he has an opinion that matters more than yours or mine. He should speak out on this. It is not nonsense. The head of the DNC can affect local matters as well as national ones. We cannot risk having a terror sympathizer and supporter in a position of power or influence.

Actually, you should get to know Dov. You will learn that he truly works hard and earns every dime of his salary. He works tirelessly for the Klal. Now, what public good do you do? Please share.

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 07:40 PM Hoshomer Says:

I would rather vote for the KKK than these clowns

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 Feb 14, 2017 at 11:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Born In Brooklyn Says:

With all the respect Mr Hikind, we the citizens are paying taxes elected you and pay your salary for you to be busy with nonsense?
How about work on affordable housing, school funding, traffic congestion, (not only what effects your block...)
GET TO WORK LIKE ALL OF US.

You are absolutely right, its about time for the voters of his district to vote him out.

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