RJC Endorses John McGuire in VA-05 Republican Primary

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement endorsing former Navy Seal and State Rep. John McGuire over Rep. Bob Good in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional district Republican primary.

RJC CEO Matt Brooks said:

If you don’t stand with the Jewish community, if you don’t stand with Israel, Republican or Democrat, the RJC will work to defeat you.

This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed emergency aid funding for our key security partners, including urgently needed military assistance for our beleaguered ally Israel. Congressman Bob Good (VA-05) shamefully voted against this critical support for the Jewish state, abandoning Israel as it continues to fight for its very survival after the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

This vote showed who Israel’s true friends are, and exposed those like Congressman Bob Good who are not.

For the pro-Israel community, this is not the first time concerns have been raised about Rep. Bob Good’s undermining of U.S. support for Israel: Good also voted against passage of an Israel aid bill in February, and he opposed a defense authorization bill that included important funding for joint U.S.-Israel defense programs, including Iron Dome.

RJC is proud to endorse John McGuire, a conservative stalwart who made his support for Israel clear, stating: “Israel is under attack and deserves our support. Congress should be unequivocal in supporting Israel with the resources it needs in this ongoing fight against terrorism.”

We urge the voters of Virginia’s Fifth Congressional district to join us in supporting John McGuire in the June 18th Republican primary.