#Chicago Alderman Burke’s remarks “smack of blatant anti-semitism and are both ignorant and repugnant”

Feds say Burke made a ‘distasteful’ comment about Jewish people as authorities investigated him
by Jon Seidel
April 21, 2021

In the midst of an alleged scheme at the heart of his racketeering indictment, Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) allegedly made a comment about Jewish people that federal prosecutors now say was both “distasteful” and evidence of his corruption. Explaining why he needed to leverage his position on the City Council to get tax work for his private law firm as part of the renovation of the Old Main Post Office, Burke allegedly made the comment that, “Well, you know as well as I do, Jews are Jews and they’ll deal with Jews to the exclusion of everybody else unless … unless there’s a reason for them to use a Christian.” READ MORE

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