During a roundtable discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the issue of anti-Semitism was broached as regards the capability of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s to effectively push for gun control.
“Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City. I mean, there’s a level of anti-Semitism in this thing directed toward Bloomberg. … It’s out there,” said journalist Mike Barnicle, who believes that Bloomberg will receive pushback in several Republican states after announcing a $12 million television ad campaign urging U.S. senators to support legislation that would expand background checks for gun purchases.
“No doubt about it,” Al Sharpton, a current MSNBC host, agreed, but Dan Senor, a writer and political adviser, felt differently. The issue, he asserted, is “the perception of big city, urban elites, wealthy elites, telling the rest of the little people how to live their lives.”
“But if he was not a big city Jewish man…I think it would be different,” Sharpton said.
Watch a video of the discussion below: