WashingTON — Jewish Democratic congressman who figured prominently in passing the health care reform bill got anti-Semitic notes during the final days of passage.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was one of the most visible and outspoken proponents of the legislation, which Congress approved on Sunday.
Some opponents of the bill affiliated with the “Tea Party” movement spent this weekend jeering its most prominent advocates; at times, the jeers devolved into epithets hurled at African-American and gay members.
Weiner’s office confirmed receiving anti-Semitic notes, including one signed with a swastika. Another addressed Weiner as “Shlomo.”