McCann bashes Jewish veteran for standing up for faith
The campaign of "Stumbling John" McCann choose the start of Passover to launch a bitter personal attack on a leader of the Jewish community in Bergen County. Under attack by McCann is former Bergen County GOP Chairman Bob Yudin. McCann chose to include a nasty personal attack -- from the candidate -- on Yudin in his campaign's release.
Yudin's crime? He dared to criticize candidate McCann's acceptance of an endorsement from a controversial figure named Sebastian Gorka. Gorka was a foreign policy advisor in the White House before being fired by the Trump administration. Gorka has also been the subject of a lot of media coverage over his connections to some rather icky people.
Yudin, who was born while the Nazis and Hitler were in power, fearlessly questioned the appropriateness of McCann's choice of Gorka -- both as an endorser and the featured speaker at a McCann fundraiser. Politico (03.23.18) takes over from here:
The former chairman of Bergen County‘s Republican Party is slamming a congressional candidate for raising money with Sebastian Gorka, a one-time adviser to President Donald Trump who wore a medal associated with a Hungarian group that collaborated with Nazi Germany.
“It’s absolutely despicable. It shows that I have to assume that John McCann approves of this man,” said Bob Yudin, who chaired the Bergen County GOP from 2008 to 2016 and backs McCann rival Steve Lonegan for the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District. “This man seems to have sympathy toward fascists and Nazis, and this act of accepting support from him disqualifies John McCann in all ways and manners from being my congressman.”
John McCann should know better. He is a lawyer. His wife is a doctor in New York City. They should understand how sensitive a subject this is for those who suffered personal or community loss due to anti-Semitism. To forget or ignore this and then try to score some cheap political points is revolting.
Bob Yudin served his country in the U.S. Navy, as a Lt. j.g. Airborne Navigator during Vietnam. He graduated from the United States Naval School of Justice. He is a member of the VFW and the Jewish War Veterans.
Yudin is very proud of his work as a liaison to New Jersey’s Jewish Community and his work with Israel. He served as Executive Director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission and led the group’s first Holocaust Education trip to Poland and Israel. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the North Jersey Jewish Federation and a member of the Leadership Council of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Yudin also arranged for El-Al Airlines to operate direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Israel. He has assisted numerous Israeli businesses in starting locations in New Jersey.
What a guy for McCann to try to trash at the start of Passover. But what can you say about "Stumbling John"? McCann pissed the bed again!