Jewish Group: Blood Of Synagogue Shooting Victims Is On Trump's Hands

Tammy Hepps, one of the organizers of the protest of Trump's Pittsburgh visit, says that Trump must denounce white nationalism and stop feeding his supporters that hate that fueled the synagogue shooter. (MSNBC)Screengrab/MSNBC/YouTube

Jewish leader Tammy Hepps said President Trump has blood on his hands after Saturday's synagogue shooting.

Jewish leader Tammy Hepps said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has blood on his hands after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, according to The Hill.

> Hepps's comments came just days after members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice denounced Trump following the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue that left 11 congregants dead.

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> The letter had been signed by more than 76,000 people as of Tuesday afternoon.

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> "We know that we are representing tens of thousands of Jewish people who have already signed, and people across the U.S., around the world, who feel that the blood of these victims is on President Trump’s hands," Hepps said on CNN. "He has knowingly and intentionally and selfishly for years used this rhetoric to endanger our community."

The president swiftly condemned the attack on the synagogue, but members of Bend the Arc placed blame at Trump’s feet in light of his incendiary rhetoric.

> “Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted,” the group wrote. “You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”

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