A flier mailed to suburban New York voters by a Republican group depicts a local Jewish politician as a puppeteer, according to a WABC report.
The flier, paid for by the New York Republican State Committee, depicts Yorktown Town Supervisor Susan Siegel manipulating three other Democrats. The flier accuses Siegel of making the Westchester County suburb “a safehaven for illegal immigrants.”
“The racist, nativist, bigoted, intolerant, immigrant-bashing character of this lit piece was not lost on its Republican authors or publishers,” Yorktown Democratic Committee officials told the Yorktown News.
Alice Roker, one of the Democrats depicted as a puppet, told the Yorktown News that the mailer is “filled with racist overtones.”
Local Republican officials called the charges disingenuous.
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.
Susan Siegel Depicted As Puppeteer In Republican Flyer