Senator Cory Booker has created a coalition of black and Jewish senators to fight racism and antisemitism.
The ‘Black-Jewish’ coalition was created as a response to the recent surge of antisemitism in the United States.
Senator Booker said: “This would be an important step towards bringing together two communities with a shared commitment to justice and an end to bias and bigotry.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal, a member of the new coalition, was quoted as saying: “We will be fighting both racism and anti-Semitism. I think we’re in the midst of a racial justice moment and a reckoning now that could draw us together.” Across the aisle, Senator Tim Scott has also joined the new coalition.