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Alan Dershowitz: Ellison ‘The Worst Possible Person’ In the History of the Party For Dems to Pick As Chair

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “The Intelligence Report,” Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, attorney, and author Alan Dershowitz argued Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) “would be great for the Republicans,” if elected DNC Chair and was a “part of” Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism “for years.”

Dershowitz said picking Ellison would be “about the dumbest thing, among many dumb things, the Democrats have done. After losing white, middle class, working-class people in the Midwest, you’re going to pick somebody who for nine years was associated with a hate America, anti-American, anti-Western person? It’s just nuts, and they’re going to lose a lot of democrats if they appoint him.”

He added, “If I were a Republican strategist, and I were given the choice to pick the head of the Democratic National Committee, I’d say, pick Ellison. He would be great for the Republicans, and he’s going to be great for the Republicans. … He is going to lose many, many Democrats. He’s going to lose many pro-Israel Democrats, many pro-American Democrats. Forget about Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, and the fact that this guy was part of that for years. Do you know what he said, at one point, to somebody, when he was a student at the Minnesota Law School? He said to somebody, who was a woman and Jewish, I can have no respect for you — this is Ellison saying this, not Farrakhan. I can have no respect for you, because you’re jewish and you’re a woman, and as a woman, you shouldn’t be working, you should be home.”

Dershowitz further stated that Ellison would turn the Democrats into the British Labour Party, which “can’t win an election for dogcatcher.”

Dershowitz concluded, “[I]f you gave me a list of a thousand people, I’d put Ellison 1,001. he is the worst possible person, at this point, in the history of the Democratic Party to pick.”

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