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RJC endorses Rep. August Pfluger of Texas

The group called the congressman “an exemplary defender of our national security and the U.S.-Israel alliance.”

Rep. August Pfluger
Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas). Credit: U.S. Congress Official Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The Republican Jewish Coalition has selected its 23rd recommendation of candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate this election cycle.

“Although he is only in his second term, Congressman August Pfluger has established himself as an exemplary defender of our national security and the U.S.-Israel alliance,” Norm Coleman, a former Minnesota senator and the current RJC national chairman, and CEO Matt Brooks said in a statement. “Last year, when Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal [D-Wash.] smeared Israel as a ‘racist state,’ Pfluger wrote a resolution to clarify that Israel is not a racist state and got it passed by the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.”

The RJC heads said Pfluger had “led the way on key initiatives to keep terrorists out of our country, tighten sanctions pressure on Iran, and accelerate the delivery of critical refueling aircraft to Israel.” It also highlighted Pluger’s two years as a combat pilot.

“We are proud to endorse Congressman Pfluger for a third term in office, so he can continue his strong and effective service in the House,” the two men stated.

Pfluger responded to the endorsement on X, sharing emojis of the flags of Israel and America, and writing “Thank you! I am proud to stand up for Israel and against antisemitic hate.”

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