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March 5, 2020 11:30 am

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin on Antisemitism, White Supremacy, BDS and Iran

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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin has been in Congress since Jan. 3, 2017, serving Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Previously, he was a Maryland state senator and eventually was named the state senate’s majority whip.

As a member of the House Judiciary and Rules Committees, Raskin, 57, played a public role in the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.

Raskin, who is Jewish, is married to Sarah Bloom, who served as US Deputy Treasury Secretary under President Barack Obama. They have three children.

JNS talked with Raskin by phone on Feb. 18. The interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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