With Donald Trump in the White House, Jewish Democrats are more energized than ever to mobilize politically. That was the message Wednesday night at a launch event for the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA).
“Abraham Lincoln famously said our government was designed to be ‘of the people, by the people, [and] for the people,’ well, we now have a president who wants to make it ‘of one family, by one family, and for one family of enormously elite status,’” said freshmen Rep. Jamie Raskin, to thunderous applause. “We can’t let that happen — and we won’t let that happen.”
The event was attended by scores of high-profile members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California; Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin; Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine; Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy; Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown; Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz; and others.