Republican Jewish Coalition hosting Cruz at victory party

Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition is drawing top GOP lawmakers, including possible presidential contender Ted Cruz, to a Washington victory event.

The event Tuesday, celebrating the GOP sweep in the November midterm elections, was portrayed in Politico as a signal by the GOP’s interventionist wing to shore up support for a robust foreign policy in the face of the recent rise in support for Republicans who call for scaling back the U.S. role overseas.

In addition to Cruz, a Texas U.S. senator, others attending the event include Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 presidential nominee, and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), among the party’s most outspoken advocates for intervention. Also, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), a freshman who will be the sole Jewish Republican in Congress.

The event was going ahead despite snows tangling the capital in traffic.