Meet The Mooch’s Jewish Attack Dog by the Forward

Meet The Mooch’s Jewish Attack Dog

Image by gettyimages

A New York Jewish Republican consultant is going to bat for Anthony Scaramucci on Twitter, and threatened to start “dropping oppo” on former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, the Daily News reported Sunday.

Arthur Schwartz, a pugnacious local Republican operative, wrote a series of provocative tweets in defense of the new White House communications director over the weekend, intimating that Priebus had been unfaithful to his wife. Schwartz later deleted the tweets and apologized.

Though identified by the New York Post as Scaramucci’s spokesman, Schwartz said that he was simply a friend of the former hedge fund executive.

Schwartz, who according to Axios is an external advisor to the Zionist Organization of America, had gone to bat for Scaramucci earlier this month. “Anthony is a foot soldier in the president’s war on fake news,” Schwartz said of Scaramucci in a July 21 New York Post article.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.


Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.

Meet Anthony Scaramucci’s Jewish Attack Dog

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Meet The Mooch’s Jewish Attack Dog

Thank you!

This article has been sent!