Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who has made no secret of his desire to see the Republicans retake Congress, endorsed Staten Island GOP challenger Michael Grimm on Wednesday.
Hikind said the decision had nothing to do with the “Jewish list” controversy last spring when Democrat incumbent Michael McMahon fired a spokeswoman who spoke in an interview about “Jewish money” collected by Grimm.
“He apologized for that,” Hikind said. “It was cleared up.”
A family of Westboro Baptists spark angry confrontation in Brooklyn as Supreme Court case looms.
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Members of a Kansas church whose confrontational tactics have placed them at the center of a Supreme Court case testing the limits of free speech came to New York unbowed on Monday, targeting Jews and gays at a series of locations.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind broke through police barriers and physically confronted a small group of protesters carrying anti-Semitic signs in Brooklyn Monday.
The five protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas drew an angry reaction from several hundred Orthodox Jews as they gathered in a small pen of police barricades outside Chabad of Kensington on Ocean Parkway in Midwood.