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Op-Ed by Tim Scott: Biden and Democrats Must Stop Embracing Anti-Semitism

November 07, 2023

Senator Tim Scott
Washington Times
November 7, 2023

Biden and Democrats Must Stop Embracing Anti-Semitism

In 1790, as our nation was establishing the bedrock of our shared values and moral clarity, President George Washington penned a letter to the Jewish congregation. He reassured them that our new country would give bigotry no sanction, no assistance, to persecution. He said the children of Abraham would not live in fear.

Today, we see a failure to fulfill that promise. It has been eclipsed by a subhuman evil and the embrace of antisemitism — antisemitism that has been permitted to fester on the radical Left wing of American politics.

On the campuses of our universities, you will find the adoption of pro-genocide and pro-Hamas mantras, the spreading of antisemitic propaganda, the prescription of "one solution" policies, and demonstrations praising Hamas' unfathomable acts of terror.

If this were any other minority group, the far Left would be apoplectic, and the media would be insatiable.

Progressives claim to be advocates of the safety and the rights of minorities, the oppressed and the marginalized. But when it comes to Jewish Americans who are hurting, they're silent.

Make no mistake: There is no barrier stopping President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries from denouncing these disrupters and seeing their retribution. But they seem more offended by microaggressions than by mass murder.

The only thing in their way is their power. They would rather embrace antisemitism within their ranks than upset their liberal base. They would rather defend terrorism than betray "woke" ideology.

Read the full op-ed here.

Tim Scott, Op-Ed by Tim Scott: Biden and Democrats Must Stop Embracing Anti-Semitism Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367667

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