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Almost four months after the conviction of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greens Comments on Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy once again rejects the Republic of Georgia speech – this time over its equation between safety measures for COVID-19 and treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.
The comments of the new Republican Congressman – and her criticism – come against the backdrop of anti-Semitic events across the United States in a clear response to the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which has seen a large number of civilian casualties. These domestic incidents have been condemned across the political spectrum, although Republican lawmakers and some moderate Democrats have criticized progressives, in their view, for not being sufficiently critical of the incidents.
at statement On Tuesday, McCarthy said that “Green’s deliberate decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust to wearing masks is appalling.”
Marjorie is wrong, and her deliberate decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust to wearing masks is appalling.
Let me be clear: The Republican Convention in the House of Representatives condemns this language.
My complete statement: https://t.co/KnliN3YbJ2
Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 25, 2021
“Let me be clear: The Republican Convention in the House of Representatives condemns this language.”
McCarthy then went on to claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “completely ignored” the rise of anti-Semitism in her Democratic Party.
A statement from Pelosi’s office came out against the claim, saying the California Democrat had “spoken out for decades against anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic attacks.”
“Leader McCarthy waited days for a statement in response to one of its members insulting the Holocaust, and it is clear that he intends to continue to welcome Marjorie Taylor Greene into the Republican Party and protect her from any real consequences or accountability for anti-Semitism.” The statement said. “Chief McCarthy’s silence spoke a lot about his loyalty to the most extreme elements of the Republican convention.”
Green, in her own response, took her position. “Their attempts to discredit Americans who choose not to vaccinate or wear masks, to ostracize them, and to remind them of the great tyrants in history who did the same with those who did not comply,” she said.
The competing statements came hours after Green’s announcement chirp An article about a grocery store chain allowing vaccinated employees to go unmasked and wear the vaccination logo displayed on their name badge. Green compared the inlays to the yellow Star of David insignia that Jews forced Nazi Germany to wear.
This is not the first time that Greene has made statements comparing the rules for concealing COVID-19 to the atrocities of the Holocaust, in which the Nazis killed 6 million Jews.
Just days ago, she was featured in Conservative and He said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to continue hiding member requirements on the floor of the room is “exactly the kind of abuse” Jews were subjected to under the Nazi regime.
Joel Rubin, the executive director of the American Jewish Congress, has called for Green to be fired from Congress.
“Kevin McCarthy … doesn’t show leadership and needs to stand up and needs to kick Marjorie Taylor Green out.” Robin He told CNN.
Joel Rubin, executive director of the American Jewish Congress, said after the Republican representative compared the mandates of the House masks to the Holocaust, “Marjorie Taylor Greene should be expelled from Congress.”
“This is extremely upsetting to the American Jewish community … beyond the paleness.” pic.twitter.com/cqmHql7eyN
– NewDay May 24, 2021
“This is very disturbing to the American Jewish community,” he said. “That goes and goes and goes beyond that and now Marjorie Taylor Green basically says wearing a mask – to save lives – is somehow equal to getting millions of innocent civilians into the gas chamber. It’s beyond the paleness.”
Greene has a long time He embraced conspiracy theories He has a history of making racist and anti-Semitic statements. In February, there was an uproar about the emergence of new content before her election. Green showed his “liking” of social media posts calling for violence against top Democrats.
McCarthy and her fellow Republicans condemned her earlier comments at the time but stopped short of taking disciplinary action.
“I have also made it clear that as a member of Congress, it is our responsibility to hold ourselves to higher standards than the way I presented myself as a regular citizen,” He said on time Regarding his meeting with Green in early February. “Her previous comments now have a lot more meaning. Marjorie understood this in our conversation. I stand by her promise, as well as her actions in the future.”
The Democrats voted in the House of Representatives at the end Green stripped of her committee’s duties.
Speaking in the Senate on Tuesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer described Green’s recent comments as “reprehensible” and called on her to “stop this contemptible language immediately.”
he was there An escalation in anti-Semitic vandalism and attacks against Jews In recent weeks Between Israel and Hamas Mounted.
President Biden described the recent attacks on the Jewish community as “despicable.”
“I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad – it’s up to all of us not to give hate a safe haven,” chirp Monday.
More than ten Republican senators introduced A. Precision Condemning violence against the Jewish community, along with denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric by elected officials.
“The horrific rise in violence and anti-Semitic crimes in the United States and around the world is a reminder that hate speech and lies can quickly turn into violence,” Senator Marco Rubio said in a statement. “We must be very clear that this ancient evil has no place in our society and ensure the protection of the Jewish communities in America.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to counter anti-Semitism.
“This garbage should be the easiest thing in the world for every person in a leadership position to call. However, perhaps because Israel has become a strangely controversial issue on the far left, the convictions do not seem to flow so easily and unequivocally as they should.”
McConnell took a tweet from Democratic Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota calling on progressives to condemn anti-Semitism.
“I will say the quiet part out loud. It is time for the” progressives “to start condemning anti-Semitism and violent attacks on the Jewish people with the same intention and strength that has appeared in other areas of activity, tweet is reading. “The silence was deafening.”
Recent violence in the Middle East has led to growing criticism of Israel on the left. Like Asma Khaled from NPR mentionedThe shift is linked to the growing strength of racial justice movements in the United States and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s embrace of the American right.