Dershowitz: Perez’s Victory Over Ellison Was a ‘Victory In the War Against Bigotry, Anti-Semitism’
Alan Dershowitz: “The Ellison defeat is a victory in the war against bigotry.” pic.twitter.com/ucQyZNXavb
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Alan Dershowtiz says he will remain a member of the Democratic Party despite threatening to leave if Keith Ellison became the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
In recent days, Dershowitz has blasted the Minnesota Congressman over supposed anti-Semitic remarks he made in the past, as well as his associations with people like Louis Farrakhan. Ellison refuted these allegations and described them as “smears,” though Dershowitz said he would encourage people to leave the party if Ellison was chosen to lead the DNC.
Today, Dershowitz appeared on Fox News to give his reaction to the news that former Labor Secretary Tom Perez got the job while Ellison was chosen to be deputy chairman. Dershowitz called it a” victory in the war against bigotry, anti-Semitism, [and] the anti-Israel push of the hard-left.”
“The Democrats are marginalizing themselves. They have to understand we are not a hard-left country,” Dershowitz said. “We have to return to the vital center, and have debates between centrist liberals and centrist conservatives. That’s where the country is.”
Dershowitz went on to say that if the Democratic Party keeps leaning towards the ultra-progressive-left instead of trying to reach more centrist Americans, the party will continue to lose elections in the future. Dershowitz felt that Ellison’s presence in the DNC suggests that the “Bernie Sanders wing” of the party still has major clout against the more moderate establishment.
Watch above, via Fox.
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