David Kinzer reports for JP Updates: The two Satmar factions in Williamsburg agree on this year’s presidential election. Both have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
In a statement sent on Friday to Matzav.com and published on Matzav.com, Rabbi Moshe Dovid Niederman said that Clinton was sympathetic to the needs of the chareidi community as a senator and as secretary of state.
“Orthodox Jews benefited tremendously from the Clintons’ sympathy to our interests, and we have to show our appreciation by demonstrating that we recognized that and we are thankful for it, by coming out and vote for Secretary Clinton on Tuesday,” Niederman wrote.
In an interview with JP Updates, Rabbi Indig highlighted Clinton’s track record.
“She’s been in the system many years,” Indig said. “She has more experience.”
Indig also specified that he wasn’t voting for Clinton as a protest against Republican nominee Donald Trump, who some have painted as anti-Semitic.
“We’re not voting for personalities,” Indig said.