from Spero News:
Today on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings With Maria Bartiromo,” famed Harvard University professor and acclaimed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz said that if Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is becomes chair of the Democratic National Committee, he would leave the party to which he has been loyal for decades.
Ellison is one of only two Muslims in the U.S. Congress and is under fire for his praise of the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a public figure who has long expressed racist and anti-Semitics views from the pulpit.
The progressive Ellison has also been associated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He was also a member of the Democratic party’s platform committee this year, and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT).
Dershowitz said, “If they now appoint Keith Ellison, who worked with Farrakhan, to be chairman of the DNC, you’re going to see a lot of people leave. I’m going to tell you right here on this show, and this is news, if they appoint Keith Ellison to be chairman of the Democratic party, I will resign my membership to the Democratic party after 50 years of being a loyal Democrat. I will still vote my conscience and mostly I will vote for Democrats, but I will not be a member of a party that represents itself through a chairman like Keith Ellison, and through policies, like that espoused by John Kerry and Barack Obama.”