Cruz urges DOJ to watch for discrimination in NYC

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz urged the Justice Department to monitor New York City after Mayor Bill de Blasio singled out members of the city’s Jewish community after a large number attended a funeral.

De Blasio’s statements came in response to an April 28 gathering in Brooklyn of thousands of Hasidic Orthodox Jews for the funeral of Rabbi Chaim Mertz.

“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” De Blasio wrote on Twitter April 28. “I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. …”

Calling De Blasio’s actions “dangerous,” Cruz has questioned whether or not New York City’s Jewish community was “singled out.” (Associated Press)