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Scalise Joins Congressman Zeldin to Condemn Anti-Semitism, Calls for House Vote on Resolution

January 30, 2019
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor to Congressman Lee Zeldin’s resolution, H. Res. 72, rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the United States and around the world:

“I am alarmed by incidents of anti-Semitism across the country, including a growing incidence of anti-Semitic rhetoric and association with anti-Semitic leaders from some Democrat Members of Congress. We cannot pretend this is a thing of the past; anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise, including the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and the vandalism of a synagogue in St. Tammany Parish in my district last September. The American people look to their leaders to take a stand. Like the House of Representatives recently condemned the hateful ideology of white supremacy, we must also condemn anti-Semitism. Hate in all its forms is wrong, and we as leaders need to stand up against hate and bigotry. Speaker Pelosi should immediately schedule a vote to pass this resolution on the House floor.”

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