Why is Rabbi Hier not being defended

Why isn’t anyone defending Rabbi Marvin Hier who is giving one of the prayers at the inaugural for Mr. Trump? As “Rabbi for Trump” I defended Mr. Trump against those who called him Hitler, a bigot and other defamatory names. I never backed down. Yes, I am disappointed I wasn’t asked to deliver the prayer or even asked to attend the inaugural.There is a petition out asking that Rabbi Hier step down from delivering the prayer. Seems to me that considering all the negative articles appearing, Rabbi Hier should speak up. If you believe in Mr. Trump like many of us do you should be proud to deliver the prayer, not because you are a Rabbi, or for the presidential honor, but because you believe in Mr. Trump’s agenda. Where are Trump supporters including the Orthodox Rabbis? Why are they letting Rabbi Hier be attacked with venom? Most of the Rabbis, primarily the liberals, were constantly attacking Mr. Trump and his family, but there were many pictures of Mr. Trump with religious Jews. Why are they silent now?
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

About the Author
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth-El, Edison, New Jersey received his ordination and doctorate of Education from Yeshiva University in New York. He also possesses A.A., B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees in communication and education. He possesses a Doctor of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. He taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva University in New York. His books include: “Theological and Halachic Reflections on the Holocaust,” “Contemplating the Holocaust,” “The Holocaust as Seen Through Film,” and "Echoes of the Holocaust."
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