J Street Jan Schakowsky attacks former rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox' Jew
Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Il) thanked J Street for backing her Congressional campaign in 2010, and took the opportunity to attack her long-gone rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox
.' Pollak has moved to California and become an editor at Breitbart.com (Hat Tip: Mike P
Schakowsky begins by thanking J Street for its backing of her positions when it comes to Israel.
“I’d like to begin with just a great thank you for J Street. I have
to tell you that the courage to take positions that I’ve been able to
take are [sic] really because of the space that, in a very short time, J
Street had opened for members of Congress to expand political
discussion about the State of Israel and our relationship to it.”
In the video—which was provided by Paul Miller, who served as a
senior policy adviser for Pollak’s campaign and is now the executive
director of the Salomon Center—the Democratic Rep. from Illinois rips
into the Breitbart editor.
“In 2010, I had an election… an election within our community. That
is, I ran against a Jewish-Orthodox, Tea Party Republican who made it
very clear that actually Jan Schakowsky was anti-Israel because of the
positions that she took,” the Congresswoman said of Pollak.
“J Street came to my rescue,” she added. “Not just with money, but
with the kind of moral support that was able to assure a substantial
victory in that election.”
Schakowsky represents a heavily Jewish district in the Chicago area. I hope that any Orthodox Jewish constituents will respond to her. She's disgusting.
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