AJC Appalled by Shameful Huffington Post Attack on Senator Menendez

Dec 19, 2013, 17:25 ET from American Jewish Committee

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by the Huffington Post homepage headline on Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) posted today.

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The headline states "Saboteur Sen. Launching War Push," suggesting that the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a leading supporter of a new bipartisan initiative to ready new sanctions on Iran, is unpatriotic and advocating for reckless military action.

"The Huffington Post has launched a shameful, unjust assault on Senator Menendez," said AJC Executive Director David Harris.

"Why this incendiary attack on a respected and experienced legislator, who has every right to express his viewpoints, without being depicted in such toxic terms?" Harris continued. "Senator Menendez believes, as do many of his Senate colleagues and a majority of the American people, that the best way to reach a diplomatic solution with Iran is through a hard-nosed, clear-eyed approach to a dangerous and wily adversary. So do we."

Menendez today joined with 25 other Democratic and Republican senators in introducing a measure to prepare new economic sanctions in case Iran does not comply with the interim deal to negotiate a permanent agreement ending its quest for nuclear-weapons capability.

SOURCE American Jewish Committee