EXCLUSIVE — MIAMI — Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of former President Donald Trump, are presenting a united front with Israel and each other before the third primary debate.
The five qualifying candidates — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) — in addition to Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) appear in a video released Wednesday by the Republican Jewish Coalition, a partner of the Republican National Committee’s debate in Miami, a first for either party.
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“The GOP’s commitment to elevating Jewish voices at this perilous time is a testament to the Republican Party’s unwavering support of the Jewish community and the state of Israel,” RJC CEO Matt Brooks told the Washington Examiner, with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel adding in a statement that the RJC’s work is “more vital and important than ever.”
In the video, Scott reflects on Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attacks and the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian tensions in its aftermath as Israel Defense …