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July 27, 2016 1:59 pm

DNC Staffer Argues Over Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman from Florida's 20th congressional district, sent an email saying the DNC needed the release a statement on Yom Hashoah. Photo: Wikipedia.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from Florida’s 20th congressional district. Photo: Wikipedia. – A Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member questioned whether Holocaust Remembrance Day was worth publishing a statement to honor the day, the Daily Caller discovered in recent emails from the DNC staff leaked by WikiLeaks.

Outgoing DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl.) sent an email titled “Yom Hashoah statement” to DNC’s director of Jewish engagement, Aaron Weinberg and senior communications director, Ryan Banfill, requesting a statement to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom Hashoah.

“We need to do a statement from the DNC. Is there a reason we haven’t?” Schultz, who is Jewish, asked Banfill, who forwarded the email to another staff member, Kate Houghton.

“We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them,” wrote staffer Houghton. “Also when she does an official statement it makes very little sense to have two statements out there in her voice.”

Banfill responded: “This is about remembering the Holocaust. Never forget.”
Houghton seemed irritated at the request to have a statement specifically for the Jewish memorial day.

“Yup… or Darfur or Armenia or Rwanda or Bosnia (which PS is where my husband served),” Houghton replied. “Does she want us to do one for each other those remembrance days as well?”

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  • El Cid

    I am deeply concerned that, after the death of my parents generation, the Holocaust will become a myth, mostly denied.

    It is not because we were the victims that this is a concern. It is a concern because Europeans in particular, need to be vigilant not to destroy their civilization again.

    We Jews will prevail with the will of G-d.

  • Ted U.

    No surprise here that Houghton doesn’t differentiate between an event where 6 million of one religion died and Arbor Day.

  • Jonah

    We need a rememberance day for this DNC convention. To remember the largest mass gathering of lunatics in the smallest area since the beginning of time as we know it. Noah built and ark to get away from insanity such as this.