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Congressman Ted Deutch Condemns Antisemitism

Congressman Ted DeutchCongressman Ted Deutch

The Washington Post reports that on March 9, 2019, Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida spoke out on the floor of the United States House of Representatives against antisemitism in Congress and elsewhere :

There is too much hatred, too many other people who are targeted, and we need to support all of them. But we are having this debate because of the language of one of our colleagues — language that suggests Jews like me who serve in the United States in Congress and whose father earned a Purple Heart fighting the Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge, that we are not loyal Americans. Why are we unable to singularly condemn anti-Semitism? Why can’t we call out anti-Semitism and show we’ve learned the lessons of history?

The vote on House Resolution 183 condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations” was 407-23 with one member voting present and one member not voting.

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