The Republican Jewish Coalition is urging senators to reject the nomination of Sarah Margon to a senior State Department post over her anti-Israel, pro-BDS history.
Margon, who has been nominated by the Biden administration to serve as assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, previously ran the Washington office of Human Rights Watch, an organization with a history of anti-Israel bias that recently accused the Jewish state of engaging in apartheid.
While RJC noted that presidents are historically given great leeway in choosing their advisers and the senate generally confirms most qualified candidates, they said that Margon’s nomination to a key role at the State Department dealing with democracy and human rights is “completely inappropriate.”
It added that she will be bitterly opposed by Republicans, though urged pro-Israel Democrats to reject her nomination as well.
“Her nomination will be resolutely opposed by Republicans and the Jewish community, who value the Jewish state and our strategic alliance with her,” it stated. “Those Democrats who profess to support Israel must join in the vote to reject this nomination.”