Jewish Democrats Deem Keith Ellison Worrisome – IJN | Intermountain Jewish News
Jewish Democrats deem Keith Ellison worrisome – IJN | Intermountain Jewish News
Rep. Keith Ellison at the National Press Club, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
WASHINGTON — The appointment of US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has left some Jewish Democrats worried about their party’s future positions on Israel.
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez defeated Ellison for the party chairmanship Saturday in a 235-200 vote. In his first act as chairman, Perez named Ellison to the post of deputy chairman.
There has never previously been a deputy chair of the DNC; the position was created specially for Ellison. The DNC has not yet explained what …