Real Clear Politics: Jewish Democratic Council Chairman Ron Klein: Jews Vote Democrat Because Immigration Reform, Gun Control, Environment, Healthcare, And Education Are Jewish Values

August 22, 2019

By Tim Hains

“Jewish Democratic Council of America” Chairman Ron Klein told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning that President Trump saying American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Israel is “weaponizing anti-Semitism” and “inciting violence.”

“Our organization, Jewish Democratic Council of America, was formed after Charlottesville when he – it was basically failed to condemn White Nationalists, and it’s only gotten worse, unfortunately,” Klein explained.

“The reason Jews vote for Democrats, three-quarters of them in this country in part is because, yes, the Democratic party supports Israel, and equally important, the Democratic party supports immigration reform,” he said. “These are values that the Jewish community has. Fights against anti-Semitism, of course, the issue of common-sense gun reform, healthcare, education, environment.”

“I think it’s important to remember that 32 out of 34 members – Jewish members of the Congress are Democrats. There’s a reason for that. It’s because the Democratic party is the natural home for the Jewish community. I think it’s facts speak for themselves,” he added.

He also said: “This disloyalty issue is something that goes back hundreds of years. It’s in the Jewish community’s DNA to understand what happens when leaders go bad in the country. This is not just the Holocaust, but other places in our history.”