Standing up to Antisemitism

Sadly, the Republican Party continues to be controlled by Donald Trump, someone who pretended not to know who KKK leader David Duke was, who was supported by White Nationalists, and who tried to downplay the racism in Charlottesville, which included chants of “Jews will not replace us!”

The rising tide of antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable. Enough is enough – regardless of who spews it. As our 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider said on MSNBC this morning, “Antisemitism is hate, and hate is hate. We need to confront it and challenge it everywhere we see it.”

Congressman Schneider has done that before, including just yesterday. He drafted a resolution to censure right-wing Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene following her antisemitic comments. She actually compared wearing a mask during a pandemic to the Holocaust. And she did it again, doubling down on that offensive, ridiculous analogy.

In a statement, Schneider said, “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to debase not only the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but all those who fought and died defending Democracy against Hitler and his evil. …There should be no room for such unapologetic hate and antisemitism in our politics or our government.”

Thank you to Congressman Schneider for standing up for 10th District values in Washington, and to all of us in and around the 10th District who refuse to turn a blind eye to increasing antisemitism. Hate has no home here.

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