Jewish Democratic Council won’t support antisemite Ilhan Omar’s chief primary opponent, progressive Antone Melton-Meaux

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Jewish Democratic Council says it won’t back Ilhan Omar, mum on endorsing her primary opponent
by Jackson Richman
June 18, 2020

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) has affirmed that it will not support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in her upcoming primary, but did not provide a endorsement to her chief primary opponent, progressive Antone Melton-Meaux. Omar is set to face Melton-Meaux, who has been critical of Omar’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements, in an Aug. 11 primary for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. When asked by JNS about whether JDCA would be taking on Omar, executive director Halie Soifer instead chose to comment on the activities of the Republican Jewish Coalition, rather than to explain why her organization is not endorsing the opponent of an incumbent who has a record of anti-Semitic remarks. READ MORE

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