percent of the Senate. And a village idiot member of the House from
southern Virginia found it objectionable that one Muslim, an African
American convert to Islam, should be a member of the House, one too many
because he wanted to be sworn in on the Koran. Please draw your own
conclusions. Catholics are 30%. Not surprising. Evangelicals? Who knows?
Pity the poor Episcopalians. Let us praise diversity. But within reason.
*Jewish Membership in Congress at All-Time High*
By Elizabeth Williamson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 12, 2007; A17
While Democrats celebrated the election of the House's first female
speaker, another milestone passed more quietly: The 110th Congress
includes more Jewish lawmakers than any other in history, and all but
four are Democrats.
About 2 percent of Americans identify themselves as Jewish. But in
Congress, the proportion of Jewish members is now four times that. Six
new Jewish House members were sworn in last week, bringing the total to
30. In the Senate, the 13 Jewish members include freshmen Benjamin L.
(D-Md.) and Bernard Sanders
according to the National Jewish Democratic Council.
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