Dershowitz: David Harris Must Step Down from National Jewish Democratic Council

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz called for the head of the National Jewish Democratic Council to step down.

"David Harris and the National Jewish Democratic Council are a bunch of liars. I, Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, am calling for David Harris to step down in the interests of the Democratic Party. He's going to turn Jewish voters away from the Democratic Party. They're going to vote for the Republicans because of what David Harris and the National Jewish Democratic Council are doing."

As Breitbart News reported yesterday, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has filed a $60 million libel suit against the National Jewish Democratic Council, Chairman Marc R. Stanley, and CEO David Harris. The suit alleges that in an article posted on the NJDC website and circulated in a mass e-mail Harris repeated allegations that Adelson condoned prostitution in his Chinese casinos that he knew were unfounded. Dershowitz confirmed that Harris knew the allegations against Adelson were untrue when he wrote his article and email:

"I personally told Harris that the man who made the charges [that Adelson approved of prostitution in his Chinese casinos] wrote in a contemporaneous e-mail that he didn't believe them himself. Then the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also dropped the allegations against Adelson. In the face of these two pieces of hard evidence that these charges were a lie, Harris went ahead and knowingly published the lie. He knows it's a lie."

Dershowitz's criticisms were not limited to CEO Harris. He was equally critical of NJDC Chairman Marc Stanley's challenge to debate Sheldon Adelson, calling it "absurd."

"It's absurd. You don't debate liars."

Dershowitz didn't limit his criticisms of Stanley to his call to debate Adelson.

"Whoever wrote that press release about Citizens United [Stanley] is an ignoramus. Citizens United only applies to corporations. Sheldon Adelson is an individual, and he only began making large donations to Republicans in response to George Soros.  Why doesn't he [NJDC Chairman Marc R. Stanley] challenge George Soros to debate?"

Michael Patrick Leahy is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of  Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.


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