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Vandals spray paint ‘Kill all Jews’ at Brooklyn synagogue hosting progressive political event

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A vandal this week spray painted an anti-Semitic threat on the interior of a Brooklyn synagogue that was scheduled to host a progressive political event this week.

The New York Post reports that the message “Kill all Jews” was found scrawled on a door inside the Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights, just before a scheduled political forum hosted by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer was supposed to take place.

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After finding the graffiti, Glazer came out and told the crowd at the event that she was canceling the event.

“She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space; potential sitting ducks,” an attendee named Kathryn Gonzalez posted on Facebook.

Glazer had been scheduled to interview left-wing journalist Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now” as well as New York state senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran.

Gounardes told the Post that he hopes this incident doesn’t intimidate people intending to vote in next week’s midterm elections.

“We can’t afford to stand in the silence or be scared or intimated,” he said.

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New York Police are investigating the graffiti, but so far no arrests have been made.


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Jeb Bush wonders why Republicans are not ‘stepping up’ to condemn racism

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) wondered on Friday why more Republicans were not standing publicly against racism.

"I have said it before and I will say it again now: the GOP must not tolerate racism. Of any kind. At any time," his son, George P. Bush, the Texas Land Commissioner posted on Twitter.

He urged local GOP officials in Texas to resign for sharing racist posts on Facebook.

Jeb Bush praised the post.

"Proud of my son," he posted on Twitter.

"Are other Republican elected officials stepping up?" he wondered.

https://twitter.com/JebBush/status/1269057568015605761

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‘Not appropriate at all’: GOP senator admits it was wrong to gas protesters for Trump’s photo-op

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The decision to gas protesters so President Donald Trump could hold a photo-op holding a Bible were criticized by a Republican senator on Friday as cracks start to emerge in Republicans' support for the president.

"As you know, outside the White House when protesters were peacefully exercising their rights, there were rubber bullets and tear gas, they were disbursed so he could go for the pictures, the photo-op at the church," CNN's Erin Burnett reported.

She noted criticism by former General Mattis and asked Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) if he agreed.

"I would say no question the scene that I understand occurred there with the tear gas and rubber bullets was unnecessary, not appropriate at all," he replied.

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GOP Senate candidate complains schools are teaching too much ‘multiculturalism’

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On Friday, the Huffington Post reported that Corky Messner, a GOP businessman running for Senate in New Hampshire, complained that schools are teaching kids too much "multiculturalism" at a virtual town hall.

“We are essentially up against multiculturalism and the values that we know that are being taught in our public schools and universities that are not part of the values and beliefs that made this country great,” said Messner at the event, which took place on Wednesday and was flagged by Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “So we have a battle on our hands.”

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