Paul Ryan is boasting about his insignificant level of Jewish ancestry:
“A new fact about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has emerged, one that until recently, he didn’t even know himself.
Ryan, a practicing Catholic, is 3 percent Jewish. More precisely, he’s 3 percent Ashkenazi Jewish, with eastern European roots.
His family history was revealed during the filming of an upcoming season of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” a TV series in which famous guests learn about their ancestral histories. …”
So much for decrying “identity politics.”
We already hated him before this because of his policies. It is worth noting though that he finds a mere 3% level of Jewish ancestry something worth publicly celebrating.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 1, 2017
Guess I need to start saying “L’Chaim” now, too! pic.twitter.com/JV8tVPeBto
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 1, 2018
We cannot let our divisions overtake our basic respect for another. We can take the oxygen out of tribalism and identity politics by rediscovering our common humanity. pic.twitter.com/AlSL2JLCbx
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) July 25, 2018