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Dem Senator: Jewish Members in Trump Cabinet 'Have to' Resign

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By    |   Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:50 AM

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said all of President Donald Trump's Jewish cabinet members "have to" resign in the wake of the president's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., The Hill reported Friday.

Schatz, who is Jewish, told MSNBC Friday night, "Yes, I think they have to," when asked if he thought Jewish cabinet members should resign in protest.

"I think people of conscience can't pretend that this president is something they hoped he would be. That they were hoping he would be competent, that he would be a deal maker in the middle, a pragmatist. I remember reading an article online at the beginning of the presidency that he was going to function as an executive chairman and allow each one of his cabinet officials to run the government as they see fit," Schatz said. "None of that happened."

"I think this is the beginning of the end of Republicans being able to hide behind some imaginary Donald Trump that clearly doesn't exist anymore. This person is not capable morally, politically or in terms of incompetencies to lead the free world," he added.

Schatz's comments reflect a vocal repudiation among both Republican and Democratic lawmakers of the president's response following last weekend's violent protests in Charlottesville. Trump drew criticism on Tuesday when he cast blame on both right wing and alt-left protesters.

"This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next?" Trump said. "You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

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