Actor Kal Penn, who most famously played a doped-out stoner in "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle," believes that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) should be kicked out of the Senate for the crime of supporting the Jewish state of Israel.
Schumer may be a hardcore leftist, but his support of Israel has always been strong, and as a show of continuing support, the Senator spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) this week, and even went so far to say that the Palestinians, not the Israelis, are the ones uninterested in a Middle East peace plan.
Now, let me tell you why — my view — why we don’t have peace, because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East. The view of Palestinians is simple: the Europeans treated the Jews badly culminating in the Holocaust, and they gave them our land as compensation.
Of course, we say it’s our land. The Torah says it, but they don’t believe in the Torah. So that’s the reason there is not peace. They invent other reasons, but they do not believe in a Jewish state, and that is why we, in America, must stand strong with Israel through thick and thin. We must because that is the reason, not any of these other false shibboleths, why there is not peace in the Middle East.
In response, Kal Pen tweeted: “New York is a beautiful state with incredible people from so many faiths & backgrounds. Instead of using his office to bring people together & really make a difference, @SenSchumer is making speeches to divide us. Looking forward to the day he’s out of office.”
Penn then went on to retweet an angry rant from writer David Klion, who called Schumer's speech “bigoted, divisive, [and] embarrassing.”
“As your constituent, neighbor, and fellow Jew, really appalled by this, @SenSchume,” Klion wrote. “Bigoted, divisive, embarrassing, as is the fact that you let your caucus gut Dodd-Frank while you were busy sucking up to AIPAC. New Yorkers deserve better representation.”