JTA: Democratic congressman who praised Louis Farrakhan now denounces him

ep. Danny Davis, the Illinois Democrat who came under fire for praising Louis Farrakhan, is now condemning the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam.

“There have been attempts to question my commitment to these principles because I did not specifically single out the views and remarks of Minister Louis Farrakhan,” Davis said Thursday evening, referring to an earlier statement in which he opposed “all forms of hatred, bigotry and separatism based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or language including specifically anti-Semitism.”…

In the wake of Davis’ latest statement, the JDCA said it “appreciated” his denouncing Farrakhan. “Rep. Davis listened to the concerns of the Jewish community, and responded appropriately, with a strong repudiation of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, as the congressman long has on all anti-Semitism,” it said in a statement.

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