Four New York legislators and one from New Jersey have received the backing of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
RJC national chairman Norm Coleman, a former Minnesota senator, and CEO Matt Brooks released a statement on Tuesday saying the group endorses New York Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Mike Lawler, Marc Molinaro and Brandon Williams; and Thomas Kean Jr. of New Jersey.
The RJC described the five congressional districts as critical in expanding Republican control in Congress.
Reviewing the lawmakers’ achievements, RJC stated that D’Esposito “co-sponsored the bill to require the appointment of a special envoy for the Abraham Accords peace agreements,” and Kean “distinguished himself as a leader in the fight against antisemitism as chairman of the Europe Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee and a co-sponsor of the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act.”
Lawler’s efforts with a “rapid response to rampant antisemitism at the City University of New York (CUNY)” were lauded, as was the congressman’s push for the “Stop Antisemitism on College Campuses Act,” which would cut funds for schools that host antisemitic speakers.
RJC called Molinaro “a career problem-solver” and spotlighted that he delivered “on his promise to tackle tough issues like public safety and education.” Williams worked to pass an amendment for elementary and secondary students to learn about the Holocaust.