ROCHESTER (Sep. 17)
Senator Gerald P. Nye in an interview here today defended Lindbergh and stated that the flier was not being anti-Semitic when he said that the Jews want to involve America in the war. Instead, Senator Nye charged that “the interventionists want to inject the anti-Semitic issue” into debates on America’s foreign policy.
“As Lindbergh said, without being anti-Semitic,” Nye commented, “those of the Jewish faith are contributing to the cause of intervention. Their interest is very natural. If I were one of them, I should feel as they do toward those who have persecuted my people. But I should try not to let my natural hatred blind me to the first and best interests of my own country.”