Emmer: There can be no tolerance for antisemitism
Washington, December 5, 2023
WASHINGTON – Majority Whip Tom Emmer today delivered the following remarks condemning the rise of antisemitism on college campuses, as four Jewish college students shared the personal attacks they have faced from fellow classmates and school faculty. Whip Emmer also noted the action House Republicans are taking this week to denounce antisemitism in the United States and around the world.
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Whip Emmer: “This week will mark two months since Hamas murdered 1,200 people in cold blood, abducted over 200 innocent people, and brutally raped women. All because of their deep-seated hatred for the Jewish people. Good vs. evil could not be more clear in this situation. But sadly, there are people who have sided with evil and chosen hatred toward their Jewish peers – including on college campuses. Perhaps even more appalling, many so-called ‘leaders' on these campuses have turned their backs on Jewish students and allowed antisemitism to run rampant. I commend the students who’ve joined us today to share their experiences. They’ve shown more courage, frankly, than the administrators who were supposed to protect them and support them. And I know we all look forward to hearing what these administrators have to say for themselves at Chairwoman Foxx’s hearing today. There has been a 388 percent increase in antisemitic incidents of harassment, vandalism, and assault in America since October 7. Let’s make no mistake about it: Never again is now. There can be no tolerance for antisemitism, and tolerance includes silence. So, today, House Republicans will show the world where we stand by passing Congressman David Kustoff’s resolution condemning the concerning rise in antisemitism that we’ve seen here at home and across the globe. There’s simply no place for it in our society.”