Statement from Chairman Cox on Mayor de Blasio’s Endorsement of Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

“Mayor de Blasio’s endorsement of Keith Ellison for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee is a slap in the face to the more than one million Jews who live in New York City. Congressman Ellison’s long history of anti-Semitic leanings and anti-Israel positions are disqualifying and should be of deep concern to all Americans. Despite losing the White House, majorities in both houses of Congress, blue-state governorships, and state legislative majorities across the country, the Democratic Party continues its dramatic lurch to the far-left. It’s clear from this endorsement that Bill de Blasio is more concerned with his ambitions of becoming a national progressive figure than his relationship with one of one of New York’s largest constituencies.”