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Democrats Skip U.S. Embassy Opening in Jerusalem (Anyone Surprised?)
Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Lauretta Brown

Posted on 05/14/2018 11:08:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

Democrats' acknowledgement of the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem Monday was virtually non-existent. The Times of Israel reported that no Democratic members of Congress attended the ceremony.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, told them he was “surprised” that “no sitting legislators from his former party were in Jerusalem for the embassy dedication.”

“I hope that the Democratic members had [scheduling] conflicts and they had to be somewhere else,” he said. “I hope that they don’t see this as some kind of pro-Trump rally in Jerusalem. It’s not. Its a pro-US-Israel friendship-partnership-alliance rally. And it’s celebrating the strength of our relationship, which has been always bipartisan.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that “every member of Congress had the option before them to come and be here. There was no way on earth we could have inaugurated this embassy without my being here to celebrate it. It’s too important.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), though not in attendance, did have some rare words of praise for President Trump Monday over the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem,” Schumer said in a statement. “Every nation should have the right to choose its capital. I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.”

According to some other Israeli news outlets, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) was in attendance at the ceremony. However, a reporter with the Associated Press says Deutch did not attend.

This post will be updated if Rep. Deutch’s attendance is confirmed.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 115th; chuckieschumer; demonrats; jerusalem; jerusalemembassyact; rightwingbustout; snub; tedcruz; usembassy
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1 posted on 05/14/2018 11:08:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

At least they weren’t there booing God and Israel.


2 posted on 05/14/2018 11:09:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: Kaslin

NYS is watching.


3 posted on 05/14/2018 11:09:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/schumer-applauds-trump-on-moving-us-embassy-to-jerusalem/ar-AAxgv7Q


4 posted on 05/14/2018 11:10:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

HOPEFULLY the republicans will use this during hte primaries to pound the democrats with constantly- make hte world see what horrible creeps the democrats really are!


5 posted on 05/14/2018 11:11:40 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: Sacajaweau

I believe so too.


6 posted on 05/14/2018 11:11:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: Sacajaweau

And the Democrats will still get 75% of the Jewish vote


7 posted on 05/14/2018 11:12:27 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Kaslin

They are petulant children embarrassing their supporters who care about Israel.


8 posted on 05/14/2018 11:13:17 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Kaslin

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), though not in attendance, did have some rare words of praise for President Trump Monday over the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

As a non-practicing Jew, his attendance would have been unseemly!


9 posted on 05/14/2018 11:13:45 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Kaslin

Yet Jews will continue to overwhelmingly support the very party that would turn their back on them in a second.


10 posted on 05/14/2018 11:14:01 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: jmaroneps37

American Jews don’t care about Israel. It’s American Christians that do.


11 posted on 05/14/2018 11:14:55 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Kaslin

i wonder how many lib Jewish ppl skipped it as well.
#hypocrites
#mazel


12 posted on 05/14/2018 11:15:40 AM PDT by connyankee (#covfefe lives!)
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To: Kaslin; SJackson

Jews didn’t leave the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party left them.


13 posted on 05/14/2018 11:20:56 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: ealgeone

Yep. Jews are nearly suicidal in their devotion to the socialists who hate them.

Doesn’t matter if they don’t vote for us. We’ll continue to defend them anyway.


14 posted on 05/14/2018 11:22:09 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: Kaslin

One Israeli news outlet has reported that Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch (Fla.) was part of the American delegation attending the dedication ceremony.


15 posted on 05/14/2018 11:22:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dp0622

Because American Jews are different than those who came from Israel..American Jews care about one thing and that is abortion..as far as Israel is concerned that is not even on their radar screen


16 posted on 05/14/2018 11:24:50 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

and Jews will still vote 80% dem.... sad


17 posted on 05/14/2018 11:27:03 AM PDT by Bubba Gump Shrimp (A Liberal is someone who cannot accept that there is a Law of Unintended Consequences)
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To: SeekAndFind

The article will be updated if the report has been confirmed, according to the author


18 posted on 05/14/2018 11:27:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: Kaslin

The Democrats don’t know what’s good.


19 posted on 05/14/2018 11:29:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Whoever does not hate error, does not love the truth". - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: dp0622

“And the Democrats will still get 75% of the Jewish vote”

A parallel to the “black vote” syndrome.


20 posted on 05/14/2018 11:31:20 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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