Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – Recordings have recently surfaced of Democrat Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) saying that Republicans don’t care about Jews, they only care about getting money from Jewish donors. Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:
Congresswoman Slotkin’s remarks are factually wrong and ugly. Slotkin thinks so little of our fellow Jews that she believes Republicans “are not looking for [Jewish] votes, because we are a relatively small community.” While Jews are a small community, they vote in far greater percentages than other ethnic groups. Jewish votes have tipped the scales in state and federal elections in key states, including Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Slotkin’s dismissive attitude towards our Jewish community is reflective of her party’s views, and is one of the reasons we see Jews moving to the Republican Party. In fact, Republicans continue to earn more and more votes from the Jewish community every election cycle and approximately one-third of Jews aged 18-30 support President Trump.
Congresswoman Slotkin should refrain from denigrating her fellow Jews by saying that they are only wanted for their money. She could do better for the Jewish community if she had the courage to stand up to the blatant anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib in her own party.