The Republican Jewish Coalition recently endorsed Kentucky attorney Todd McMurtry in his primary run against liberty conservative Thomas Massie
This endorsement came when Massie held up a $2 trillion Wuhan virus relief bill. Massie called out this bill because of its wasteful spending and did not like how there was no roll call vote held on the matter.
McMurty represented Covington Catholic High School students in their litigation against leftist media outlets, including The Washington Post and CNN. This action by McMurty was commendable.
RJC mostly focused on Massie’s record on Israel, above all, his opposition to a resolution condemning anti-Israel boycott movements.
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“Today, after Rep. Massie recklessly decided to hold up in the stimulus bill designed to help Americans who are struggling because of the coronavirus, the RJC PAC has decided to endorse and fundraise for his GOP primary opponent, Todd McMurtry, and the RJC will be activating its nationwide team of volunteers to contact voters in the 4th congressional district of Kentucky to explain why it’s so important to support McMurty,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks declared in a statement.
The RJC is the first major Republican group to oppose Massie since he delayed the Wuhan Virus relief package on March 27, 2020. The legislation ended up passing by a voice vote.
President Donald Trump attacked Massie that day, declaring that he should be thrown out of the Republican Party.
“Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive,” the president wrote. “Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the ‘big picture’ done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!”
Trump should not let his emotions get the best of him.
Massie has been an ally of America First on foreign policy and has largely voted with Trump on economic issues.
On immigration he is quite solid as well. According to immigration restriction group NumbersUSA, Massie has an A minus grade for this Congress and has a Career grade B.
At the very least, Trump should just disagree and move on with his business.
On the other hand, McMurty would be better served running against RINOs or Democrats.
A solid liberty conservative like Massie is too valuable to give up.
Furthermore, since when should Israel be the litmus test for political endorsements in America?
Israel is a strong, sovereign nation that needs no foreign aid.
The best policy with regards to Israel is neutrality; let it manage its own affairs and the U.S. plays the role of a neutral arbiter.
Last time I checked, Massie isn’t shilling for the Palestinian side or calling for punitive measures against Israel.
Let’s put this hysteria to rest.