Koshergate! Newt hits Mitt on kashrut


As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney cut  vetoed funding for a program that provided kosher meals for the Jewish elderly, as part of overall cuts aimed at rolling back the state’s deficit.

The legislature restored the program overrode the veto.

I’m not sure how this became an issue in the 2012 election, but it did. In Florida. It was first reported by the New York Post, and now Newt Gingrich is casting it as a matter of conscience.

Here’s CNN, BuzzFeed (with the most egregiously unrelated photo ever) and Politico.

UPDATE: As David Heller notes below, the program had already been cut; Romney vetoed a program that would have replaced the cuts. Alana Goodman digs up the goods. So does our own Zach Silberman.

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