WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Jewish congressman who figured prominently in passing the health care reform bill received anti-Semitic notes during the final days of passage.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was among the most visible and outspoken proponents of the legislation, which the Congress approved Sunday.
Some opponents of the bill affiliated with the Tea Party movement spent last weekend jeering its most prominent advocates; at times the jeers devolved into epithets hurled at African-American and gay members.
Weiner’s office confirmed receiving anti-Semitic notes, including one signed with a swastika. Another addressed Weiner as "Shlomo."