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April 30, 2013

Sanford Should Reject Sen. Paul’s Endorsement

Listed in: Israel, Other Domestic Policy, NJDC News, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC- The National Jewish Democratic Council today called on former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to reject Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) endorsement. NJDC Executive Director Aaron Keyak said: 

“During Senator Paul’s short tenure in the Senate, he has quickly racked up a dismal record when it comes to Israel and Iran. Senator Paul has consistently attacked American foreign aid to Israel and he is the only Senator who refuses to rule out a containment strategy for Iran. By accepting this endorsement, Sanford is legitimizing Senator Paul’s stature in the GOP and proving how desperate he is to win. Republicans like Sanford should know better and reject Senator Paul’s naïve views on Israel, not tout his support.”

Sanford also accepted the endorsement of Senator Paul’s father, former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX). Ron Paul was a leading opponent of the U.S.-Israel relationship in the House, and now heads a think tank that reportedly contains anti-Semites and 9/11 truthers. Republicans who seek and flaunt Ron Paul’s endorsement cannot reasonably claim to be a friend of Israel or the American Jewish community.

Click here to learn more about Senator Paul’s dismal record on Israel.