Update: Democratic Congressman Moran Apologizes to Jewish Groups

March 11, 2003

Source: Reuters


On March 11, 2003 Reuters reported that "the White House on Tuesday condemned remarks by a Democratic congressman suggesting that American Jews were responsible for pushing the United States toward a war with Iraq... Rep. James Moran of Virginia told a March 3 church forum that 'if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this.' He went on to suggest that Jewish leaders could prevent war if they wanted to... Jewish groups criticized the remarks, first reported by the Reston Connection and The Washington Post, as anti-Semitic... According the Post, Moran has issued an apology. 'I made some insensitive remarks that I deeply regret,' he said."