Jewish Democrats called on Republicans to cut off an Indianapolis mayoral candidate who said “millionaire Jewish Democrats” would drive the party to support an attack on Iran. Bob Parker’s comments were reported Thursday by Matt Tully, a reporter for the Indianapolis Star. Tully asked Parker about the mayor’s race. “During his answer, for no reason that was clear, he drifted,” Tully wrote. “I personally see Israel going into Iran and Syria in the next couple of months,” Tully quoted Parker as saying. “I’m sure you realize — well, most people don’t — millionaire Democrats outnumber millionaire Republicans about four to one. It’s mainly because of the wealthy Jewish faction inside the Democratic Party. Most Jewish people are Democrats and they bring that wealth. My opinion is, if Israel would go into Iran, Democrats will follow that cause. I really do believe that.” The National Jewish Democratic Council called on Republicans to condemn Parker and called on the local party to drop him.
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