Prospective Clinton VP Pick Blocks Anti-BDS Legislation
by Liel Leibovitz
June 10, 2016
As if we didn’t have enough reasons to feel exasperated by our politicians: Sherrod Brown, a senator from Ohio and one of the top Democrats rumored to be in consideration for the role of Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee, is blocking a bipartisan effort in Congress to combat anti-Israeli boycotts on the state level…Eager to quickly advance the fight against BDS, [Mark] Kirk has recently sought the support of both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to incorporate the anti-BDS measures into Congress’s pending defense bill. His efforts require going through the chamber’s powerful Banking Committee. Republicans were happy to sign; Brown, the committee’s senior Democrat, was not. READ MORE
The Combating BDS Act of 2016 is sponsored by Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10). From Robert Zarate at Mark Kirk’s office: We still have a chance to pass the Combating BDS Act of 2016. If you’d like to urge Senator Brown to stop blocking the bipartisan anti-BDS bill, his D.C. office can be reached at (202) 224-2315 or send his office a message.