(JTA) — A Republican Party leader in Delaware was fired after Facebook posts that were criticized as anti-Semitic.
The Sussex County Republican Party voted on Monday to oust its vice chair, Nelly Jordan, the Dover Post reported. Her Facebook comments singling out Jews as responsible for the impeachment of President Donald Trump came to light on Dec. 31, according to Delaware State News.
“These jews (sic) have been enrolled to come and testify, to come and interrogate and to be involved in anything that the Democrats enlist them to do to try to look credible to the people of this country,” her post said, according to Delaware State News.
Jordan also wrote that Jews were going against the Lord’s will “as it was in the times of the Old Testament.”
Her comments drew criticism from party leaders. Though Jordan apologized for the comments earlier this month, on Monday she said she was “not anti-Semitic” and that her words had been “changed.”
Jordan was ousted by two votes and dozens of party members showed up at the Monday event to support her.
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Delaware Republican party leader ousted after blaming Jews for impeachment hearings
Josefin Dolsten is a former news fellow at the Forward, writing about politics and culture, and editing the Sisterhood blog. She received an MA in Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Government from Cornell University. Follow her on Twitter at @josefindolsten.