Freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., on Sunday suggested that the GOP opposes anti-Semitism for money, and is intent on swaying Jewish votes.
Slotkin, who is Jewish, made the comments while speaking at a Jewish Democratic summer conference in Michigan.
“There has been a lot of discussion for the past nine months or so, eight months, about anti-Semitism,” Slotkin told the audience. “We have what I believe is a full-on attempt by the Republican Party to grab a different community and bring them into the fold, and I will just be very honest, right: They are not looking for our votes, because we are a relatively small community; they are looking for our donors, right? They are looking for our donors and they are trying to sway us.”
The following month, Slotkin was among those in favor of passing a House resolution to condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of hate.
“I think people feel the need to be very clear about what we mean by anti-Semitism, how it affects us, and that there’s just such a dramatic increase in anti-Semitism in events, in violent events, that we just feel the need to be vocal about it,” Slotkin told The Detroit News in early March.