Washington Jewish Week: Jewish Democrats aim to solidify base

A group of Jewish Democrats, organizing to support party candidates for public office and planning to launch in October, made an early debut in the wake of President Donald Trump’s handling of the deadly white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12.

“To the horror of many of us, then candidate Trump pandered to these groups during the campaign and eagerly accepted their political support,” the group, the Jewish Democratic Council of America, wrote on its website. “Now, as President, his unprecedented rhetoric and hesitance to unequivocally and universally condemn neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and racists empower and embolden these groups.”

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