JDCA Withholds Support from Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) Over Farrakhan Remarks

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) issued the following statement after Rep. Danny Davis’ comments on hate preacher Louis Farrakhan:

“Minister Louis Farrakhan is an anti-Semite. Period. That Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) lauds Farrakhan as ‘an outstanding human being’ is abhorrent and offends our community to the core. Farrakhan has a long history of anti-Semitic, racist, sexist and anti-LGBT rhetoric. There is no place for him in respectable political discourse. JDCA will not support anyone, including a member of Congress, who condones a person spewing such hatred. We must confront and condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry wherever and whenever they occur. We hope that Rep. Davis will agree with us, and rethink his praise for Farrakhan, especially given the congressman’s own good record of speaking out against anti-Semitism.”