The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned the “troubling increase of anti-Semitic invective” aimed at journalists covering the presidential campaigns, but without singling out the two most widely reported incidents, both involving supporters of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“We abhor any abuse of journalists, commentators and writers whether it be from Sanders, Clinton or Trump supporters,” the RJC said in a statement released Tuesday. “There is no room for any of this in any campaign. Journalists, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity should be free to do their jobs without suffering abuses, anti-Semitic or otherwise.”
Last month, Julia Ioffe, a Jewish reporter who wrote a profile of Trump’s wife Melania for GQ, received multiple death threats and anti-Semitic rhetoric via email, phone calls and on social media from self-identified Trump supporters. She filed a police complaint because of the threats.