CTWFP: Anti-Semitic mailer shows Republican Party “taken over by white nationalist extremists”

CTWFP: Anti-Semitic mailer shows Republican Party “taken over by white nationalist extremists”

In response to CT State Senate candidate Ed Charamut’s anti-Semitic mail against Working Families Democrat Matt Lesser:

“The Republican candidate’s anti-Semitic attack against Matt Lesser is not acceptable in mainstream Connecticut politics and harkens to propaganda reminiscent of some of the darkest moments in history,” said Lindsay Farrell, state director of the CT Working Families Party.

“By digging in his heels and defending this anti-Semitic attack against Matt Lesser, CT Republican chairman J.R. Romano demonstrates just how far the Republican Party has descended into Trumpism and bigotry.

“The Republican Party of today has been taken over by white nationalist extremists, despite the distance local candidates and party leaders claim to put between themselves and these national movements. Even in northeast Connecticut, Republican parties across the nation have fallen in line behind Trump’s racist and xenophobic agenda that seeks to divide us in as many ways as possible.

“At this moment in history, as our nation grieves a Trump-enabled hate crime that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue, our collective response to this kind of hatred could not be more important: Local Republican leaders must condemn this attack, and any Super PACs supporting this anti-Semitic candidate must desist their support and funding. Anti-Semitism has no place in our politics today.”

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