Queen's state Senate hopeful John Liu posted this video just days after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting telling Americans to not point fingers.
“Truly horrific the tragedy in Pittsburgh yesterday,” a napkin-bibbed Liu says in the 20-second clip posted to Twitter. “We have problems, but rather than point fingers, we need to come together and figure out how to move forward.”
Liu’s ad was in terrible taste, according to Republican Jewish activist Arthur Schwartz.
“‘Jews like pastrami so this will resonate with them.’ —Moronic New York democrat politician,” Schwartz tweeted Monday.
“There was no intent to be flip about a national tragedy,” campaign spokeswoman Heather Stewart said. “John’s reference to finger-pointing was that, because this act of hate was so repulsive to everyone universally, we should come together in unity and address the hatred constructively.”
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