WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 11, 2010. National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) President and CEO David A. Harris issued the following statement yesterday denouncing Ohio-9 Republican Congressional candidate Rich Iott’s participation in Nazi reenactments:
“The National Jewish Democratic Council was appalled at the news that Tea Party-backed Republican candidate Rich Iott participated in Nazi reenactments. His willing engagement in these activities is not only an affront to the American Jewish community and the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors, but to those who served our country during World War II. His clear lack of judgment makes him unfit to serve our country as a member of Congress.
This is yet another example of the Republican Party backing an extremist candidate who fails to represent the views of mainstream Americans. NJDC calls on leaders and members of the Republican Party to rescind their support for Iott’s candidacy and to denounce his participation in these offensive and inappropriate reenactments.”