Haddonfield, NJ – Republican candidate Bob Patterson in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District issued the following statement in honor of the Jewish holiday of Purim:
“I want to wish all New Jerseyans celebrating Purim a happy and peaceful holiday. While Purim is a time of celebration, it is also a time to remember the poignant lessons the story of Purim teaches us.
“Just like Persia of old, modern day Iran is intent on destroying the Jewish people and her friends. Instead of cutting deals that empower Iran, we should re-impose the harshest sanctions possible.
“The terrorist attacks in Brussels are a chilling reminder that we face radical Islamic enemies in the Middle East who will stop at nothing to topple Western civilization and destroy our way of life. We must invest in our military and pursue policies that secure our country and our allies.”