Virginia GOP Leader Booted for Anti-Semitic Facebook Post

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Virginia's Republican Party has kicked out a leader who posted a Facebook comment that indicated he would not vote for a Jewish candidate. 

Fredy Burgos was voted off the State Central Committee over the weekend, after his comment last month suggested only Christians were fit to run for office, a state party spokesman told The Washington Post. 

On Facebook, Burgos posted a quote from John Jay calling on Christians "to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." Burgos was supporting a candidate for a Fairfax County post running against a Jewish candidate. 

Burgos had claimed his comments were taken out of context. 

In 2016, Burgos apologized for posting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric on social media after the state party chairman expressed disapproval.

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