Omar and her friends have lit an ugly dumpster fire of anti-Semitism in Congress – Dems must put it out

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By: RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks

RJC to Dem House Leaders: Remove Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee, Bring Up HR 72

The Republican Jewish Coalition today called on Democratic House leaders to respond to anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar on Twitter yesterday.

RJC Ad in NY Times Thanks President Trump

The Republican Jewish Coalition is running a full-page ad in the New York Times tomorrow, to thank President Trump for naming Elan Carr the U.S. State Department's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

The ad, which is signed by dozens of RJC leaders, reads in part:

RJC Statement on Appointment of Elan Carr as Anti-Semitism Envoy

The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulates Elan Carr on being named the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

RJC Statement on the State of the Union 2019

The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to the Congress:

RJC Response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Israel Remarks

In November 2012, Ilhan Omar tweeted out a comment about Israel’s 2012 self-defense operation against Hamas in Gaza, which had launched over 1000 rockets into Israel over the course of a few days. Omar wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” In an interview this week with PBS’s Christiane Amanpour, Omar defended her comment.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks responded, saying:

RJC Applauds DeSantis Appointment of Judge Robert Luck

The Republican Jewish Coalition applauds Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for appointing Robert Luck to the state Supreme Court.

RJC Applauds Leader McCarthy, GOP Steering Cmte.

Tonight RJC National Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman released the following statement:

RJC Applauds New Bill to Strengthen American Security in the Middle East

The Republican Jewish Coalition applauds the introduction of the first Senate bill of the 116th Congress, the "Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019" (S.1). It was introduced yesterday by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), James Risch (R-ID), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

RJC: Rep. Hank Johnson’s Latest Remarks Are Unconscionable

Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4) compared President Trump to Adolph Hitler in a speech in Atlanta yesterday. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said today: