American Jewry, antisemitism

Ted Cruz Calls on DOJ to Probe Closing of Yeshiva by de Blasio

Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after the New York Police Department shut down a yeshiva that opened in spite of the coronavirus lockdown.

“The next time NYC’s mayor sends out a gleeful tweet about sending cops after Jews, the DOJ should investigate to make sure he’s not violating constitutionally guaranteed religious liberties,” tweeted Cruz. “Actually, they should have done it after the last one.”

This is the second time in recent weeks that Cruz asked the DOJ to keep watch on New York City for cases that infringe on the constitutional rights of Jewish New Yorkers. That was just after de Blasio specifically targeted the Jewish community after a large gathering in Williamsburg for a rabbi’s funeral. At the time, de Blasio tweeted, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” though there were other similar gatherings in contravention of lockdown regulations in other sectors of society. There was a not-very-sincere attempt at an apology, and now here he is again, targeting the Jews alone.

Surely there are other people for de Blasio to target??


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