Lifelong Jewish Democrat Dov Hikind Registers as Republican


Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a lifelong Democrat and activist against antisemitism, has officially changed his party registration to Republican — as has his wife, he announced on Thursday morning.

Hikind made the revelation on Twitter:

Hikind is also the founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, a group that fights to stop anti-Jewish prejudice in the media and anti-Jewish violence in society. He has endorsed Republicans before, notably President Donald Trump in 2020, whom he backed in recognition of Trump’s work to help Jews and Israel.

“I have been a lifelong Democrat — my family, my parents,” Hikind said. “But that’s over! That’s finished … Unfortunately, the Democratic Party has become so radicalized … that people who are moderates or conservative Democrats are not welcomed in the Democratic Party … and I’ve had enough.”

He criticized the Biden administration for “turning its back” on Israel. His wife, Shani, added: “I’m totally convinced that this is the right move … The Democratic Party no longer represents our interests, what we stand for, and our values.” She said the party no longer represented how she and her husband felt about America.

Hikind, who represented areas of Brooklyn in the state legislature, left open the idea of running for office again.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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