House Speaker Paul Ryan found out he has Jewish roots while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.”
Gates said Tuesday at a TV critics meeting, according to The Associated Press, that he traced Ryan’s heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. The research showed Ryan is 3 percent Ashkenazi Jewish.
Jewish roots or not, Ryan is a strong supporter of Israel. He also spoke out against the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers signed by President Barack Obama. Trump in May left the deal.
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