The National Jewish Democratic Council has written a letter of protest to the LA-based media company “Creators Syndicate,” asking them to drop Pat Buchanan’s column, after the former presidential candidate wrote a piece last week ostensibly saying the Supreme Court already has too many New York Jews too accommodate Elena Kagan and needs a WASP on the bench.
From the letter:
Pat Buchanan has a history of Jewish obsession and anti-Israel rhetoric. Last week, you allowed him yet again to continue his fixation with Jews, this time criticizing President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, simply because she’s Jewish….
Religion should never be a prerequisite for picking a Supreme Court nominee. Publishing Buchanan’s fringe column gives him and his ideas validity. It’s time to take a stand against this sort of intolerance in our country’s political discourse.
CS syndicates Buchanan’s column to over 200 newspapers and media outlets around the globe.
More from Buchanan’s column in question after the jump.
If Kagan is confirmed, the Court will consist of three Jews and six Catholics (who represent not quite a fourth of the country), but not a single Protestant, though Protestants remain half the nation and our founding faith.
If Kagan is confirmed, three of the four justices nominated by Democratic presidents will be from New York City: Kagan from the Upper West Side, Sotomayor from the Bronx, Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Brooklyn. Breyer is from San Francisco.