I Got 99 Senators—but Chuck Hagel Ain’t One

Ninety-nine Senators signed statement against anti-Semitism—except Chuck Hagel


Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin published a statement today from David Harris, the executive director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), recounting an interaction he had with former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel in 1999.

The AJC asked senators to join a statement against anti-Semitism in Russia that would appear during then-president Boris Yeltsin’s visit to the United States. Harris says “We published the letter as a full-page ad in the New York Times with 99 Senate signatories. Only Sen. Hagel’s name was absent.”

The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a copy of the ad. It is signed by 99 Senators—every one but Chuck Hagel.

Click to enlarge AJC ad