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Thursday, September 06, 2012
FL DNC BOSS APOLOGIZES, TAKES LEAVE OF ABSENCE AFTER SAYING CHRISTIANS ‘WANT JEWS TO DIE’
As previouslyreported by TheBlaze, Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democratic chairman, spoke with Scottie Hughes ofPatriot TVon Wednesday shortly after Democrats reinstated the words “God” and “Jerusalem” into their official platform, where he proceeded to go on a hateful anti-Christian rant, claiming all “fundamentalist Christians” want Jews to die to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
“I’m Jewish, I’m not a fan of any other religion than Judaism,” he said. “The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord.”
Video of the interview spread across the internet like wildfire, prompting calls for him to resign over of the controversial statements. Seemingly crumbling under the pressure, Siegel announced Thursday that he will be taking a leave of absence and issued the following apology: