Charles Schumer was asked this morning about the new DNC platform position that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, and he doesn’t seem to care that it’s changed. He tries to play it off as though most of the Democratic Party believes Jerusalem is the capital anyway. But when pressed on it and asked what Obama’s position on Jerusalem is, he claims he doesn’t know and that he’s always just assumed he supported Jerusalem:
Schumer is lying through his teeth. There’s no way in Hades that he doesn’t know Obama’s position on it, especially having a large Jewish constituency himself. He’s just playing politics.
But the party platform has changed and while there may be some Democrats who believe Jerusalem should be Israel’s capital, clearly the Democratic Party doesn’t believe that any more, led by Obama. And Schumer, instead of disagreeing with Obama, tries to sidestep this landmine and play it off like it’s not a big deal without offending his constituencies or his president.