Jewish Democrats called on Republican presidential candidates to denounce a right-wing pundit.
The National Jewish Democratic Council urged the GOP hopefuls to take a public stand on Ann Coulter’s recent statement that Jews should perfect themselves by becoming Christians.
Top Republican candidates for president – Rudolph Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Fred Thompson – are among those scheduled to address the Republican Jewish Coalition on Tuesday in Washington.
“Paying lip service to a Jewish audience is all well and good, but Jewish voters want to know from the Republican candidates, will you have the courage to stand with us by criticizing one of your most vocal supporters?” NJDC Executive Director Ira Forman said.
“Several GOP leaders were quick to condemn MoveOn.org, but that was easy for them because they are all at odds with MoveOn politically. Will they have the guts to condemn Ann Coulter, a prominent political ally?”