New York – Brooklyn Assemblyman Leads Campaign To Oppose Hagel Nomination


    AP FileNew York – As Republicans and Democrats continue to spar over the nomination of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense post, Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn is calling on the United States Senators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to oppose Hagel’s nomination and prevent his appointment.

    “Senator Hagel said Washington is fearful of a Jewish lobby; that he’s not a Senator of Israel. What kind of statements are these if not overtly anti-Semitic?” Hikind asked in a press release. “The former Senator’s posture towards Iran and terrorists is equally disturbing. He’s said he would talk to Hezbollah. He’s promoted talks with Hamas. These are terrorist outfits that boast of targeting civilians! Why not Al-qaeda, Mr. Hagel?” the Assemblyman added.

    Hikind is strongly urging those who are equally concerned about Hagel’s nomination to contact their respective senators and make their objections known.

    Following is the contact information for the Senators representing the Tri-State area:

    New York
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer: (P) 202-224-6542; (F) 202-228-3027
    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: (P) 202-224-4451; (F) 202-228-0282

    New Jersey
    U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg: (P) 202-224-3224; (F) 202-228-4054
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez: (P) 202-224-4744; (F) 856-546-1526

    U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal: (P) 202 224-2823; (F) 202-224-9673
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy: (P) 202-224-4041; (F) 202-228-9604

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