Hillary Clinton has appointed to her leadership team a former congressman who blamed his defeat on “Jewish interests” and the “Jewish media,” her campaign announced earlier this month.
The Clinton campaign named Earl Hilliard, Sr., who served in Congress from 1992 to 2002, as part of her 60-member Alabama leadership team on Nov. 20.
Hilliard, who lost to then-Democrat Artur Davis in 2002, was considered one of Israel’s most vocal opponents in Congress. Davis, a staunch supporter of Israel who became a Republican in 2012, had the backing of groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League in the election.
Shortly after Hilliard’s defeat, the former congressman gave an interview to the Black Commentator in which he said “Jewish interests” bought the election for Davis.
I guess the racist label is now stronger than the anti-Jewish label. In the past, this was not the case. Maybe Hillary believes that she will have the support of the Jewish community no matter what she does.