Recent comments by Eric Cantor, the sole Jewish Republican serving in the US Congress, have been widely interpreted as suggesting that the Grand Old Party has a serious problem with antisemitism.
Asked at an event organised by Politico, the political news outlet, whether or not he has detected antisemitism among members of Congress, Mr Cantor said he did not want to talk about “the darker side” of the party.
Pushed to elaborate, he said: “I think that all of us know that in this country, we’ve not always gotten it right in terms of racial matters, religious matters, whatever.
“We continue to strive to provide equal treatment to everybody. To sit here and say in America that we’ve got it all right now… I think that pretty much all of us can say that we’ve still got work to do.”
The questioner, Politico’s Mike Allen, pressed on: “We’re talking about the House Republican Caucus, not America.” Mr Cantor shrugged his shoulders, choosing to remain silent rather than deny that there is anti-Jewish sentiment in the Republican ranks.
The exchange followed Politico’s recent report that Mr Cantor’s animosity towards a veteran GOP representative, Don Manzullo, could be traced back to his years-old comment that Mr Cantor, an observant Jew, would not be “saved”.....
Remeber , be careful who you vote for....