Las Vegas, NV — Today marked the start of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring meeting at the Venetian in Las Vegas, with Lyin’ Ted as the weekend’s big headliner tomorrow afternoon.
Attendees will get to hear from Texas Pastor John Hagee, who delivered a disturbing sermon in the 1990s where he “appeared to argue that the Holocaust was part of God’s plan to push Jews back to the historic land of Israel.” Attendees will also hopefully get to hear a detailed explanation from Cruz on why he is defending the endorsement of controversial Kansas Pastor Mike Bickle, who preached that God sent Hitler to hunt Jews. No wonder Cruz is down 52 points with Jewish voters.
Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“Ted Cruz’s trip should not be mistaken for outreach to the Jewish community. He is in Las Vegas for one reason: to grovel for Sheldon Adelson’s campaign cash. Seventy-two percent of Jewish voters have a negative view of Ted Cruz, and for good reason. From his attempts to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, to his defending a pastor who said Hitler had a divine mission to ‘hunt’ Jews, to a reckless and uninformed foreign policy that makes America and our allies less safe, Ted Cruz is completely out of touch with the values of the Jewish community.”
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange released the following statement:
“Over the last seven years, President Obama has worked diligently to rebuild America’s standing on the world stage, bolster our national security, and reverse the consequences of a failed and reckless foreign policy agenda during the Bush era. Meanwhile, the failed Republican politicians gathering in Las Vegas this weekend – led by government shutdown enthusiast Ted Cruz – have offered no substantive plans to make our country safer, strengthen our economy, or boost take home pay for working families. Nevada voters will see right through extreme down-ballot Republicans like Congressmen Heck and Hardy in November.”