Felder’s Staff Says Charlottesville Driver Was Faking Neo-Nazism

Simcha Felder. (Photo: NY Senate)

NYS District 17 Senator Simcha Felder is under a hot mess after his director of operations told a constituent that the man behind the Charlotteville driving spree was a Hillary Clinton supporter acting like he was a neo-nazi–when, in fact, he wasn’t.

Felder’s director of operations, Darlene Leder, had spoken on the phone with Eliana Meirowitz Nelson, a constituent. According to NY Daily News, Leder told Nelson that the Charlottesville rally was created by the city’s mayor and police department.

Nelson told the Daily that she was “flabbergasted” after hearing such a thing. But it didn’t end there. Leder later emailed Nelson a link to an article from News Punch titled, “Charlottesville Killer Was Hillary Supporter, Funded By Soros”.

Felder told Kings County Politics, “I don’t agree with her [Leder] email and I don’t know why anyone would send anything from such a crazy website. I will discuss my dissatisfaction with her shortly,” Felder said.

“I, as well as any decent human being, deplore any form of racism, nazism, anti-Semitism and white supremacists,” he continued. “I was also upset by some of Trump’s comments, but I don’t think he should be impeached.”

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  1. This was Felder’s director of operations, not an individual supporter or intern or low level staff. This is someone he presumably hired and vetted. He can’t really step away from this.

  2. A fish stinks from the head. When religion and politics meet, you get wackjobs like this guy and his staff making policy. Let nutty fundamentalist Jews (and fundamentalist Muslims and fundamentalist Christians) legislate for their own sheep and keep them away from state and federal government.


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