DAILY CALLER: ADL-‘Extremely Disturbing’ That Democrats Met With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan.
The head of the nation’s largest Jewish civil rights organization called it “extremely disturbing” that three Democratic congressmen, including the vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), attended a private dinner with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York in 2013 attended the private dinner, which only became public on Friday. (RELATED: Three Democrats Attended Private Dinner With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan)
“Based on what we know, its extremely disturbing that Dem reps or members of any political group would attend a session hosted by hatemongers,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said Monday.
“Yes, there may have been many ppl there but the presence of Louis Farrakhan should have been a red flag. He is an unrepentant anti-Semite who has said Jews are Satanic & responsible for 9/11,” Greenblatt said.
The three Democrats owe an explanation to their constituents, as well as to the Jewish community, Greenblatt added.
Ellison, who is also vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has a long history of ties to radical figures and movements — including Farrakhan — and sparked a backlash among Jewish Democrats when he ran for DNC chair last year. MORE