Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The ManyTwo Faces Of The G.O.P.

Dog Bites Man Again

GOP leaders suddenly silent on 'anti-Semitism' as Trump bashes Jews for two days straight

Republicans previously said anti-Semitism should be condemned, but they're not saying a word against Trump now.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not speak up about Trump. Yet in his speech to AIPAC in March, McConnell warned about dual loyalty attacks, describing them as "anti-Semitic slurs" and condemning anyone who uses them.

"For many years, such slurs and tropes were limited to the fringes," McConnell said at the time. "Sadly, they have recently received new prominence, having been repeated and retweeted by a sitting member of Congress."

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently visited Israel and his social media accounts are filled with pictures of his trip. But he has also said nothing about Trump's comments.

In February, though, he had plenty to say about anti-Semitism.

"Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in the halls of Congress," McCarthy tweeted. "It is dangerous for Democrat leadership to stay silent on this reckless language." He also released a statement, declaring that "Republicans will take action this week to ensure the House speaks out against anti-Semitic hatred. We stand with Israel and the Jewish people."


Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), chair of the House Republican Conference, claimed in May that there are "so many anti-Semitic members of the House Democratic Caucus."

During an appearance on Fox News, she insisted that members of Congress have an "obligation" to condemn anti-Semitism.

"We have a situation today where those of us who are elected officials and particularly elected officials in the House of Representatives where this anti-Semitism is rising within our body have an obligation to stand up and to stop it," she said.

She accused "House Democratic leadership of "enabl[ing] anti-Semitism in their ranks." She has repeatedly invoked the Holocaust to try to shame Democrats she accuses of being anti-Semitic. (She is not Jewish.)

Since Trump's attacks, however, Cheney has gone silent.
We're sure they'll all have plenty to say about the "King of Israel" any time now.[Shareblue MEDIA]

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