RJC Applauds the "Preventing Antisemitic Hate Crimes Act"

Washington, DC –– The Republican Jewish Coalition applauds the introduction of the "Preventing Antisemitic Hate Crimes Act." RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:

This important bill recognizes the recent dramatic increase in hate crimes and violence against Jewish Americans and puts in place significant tools for combating them.

We are glad that the Congress will have a chance to consider the proposals in this bill to ensure that the Department of Justice has the proper tools and leadership to review, track, and prosecute antisemitic hate crimes. Additionally, we endorse the idea of removing the maximum sentence limitations for the worst hate crime repeat offenders.

We thank the sponsors of this legislation, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate side and Representatives David Kustoff (TN-08) and Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) on the House side, for taking the initiative to fight antisemitism by introducing this bill. The participation of the Senate and House Republican leaders demonstrates the seriousness with which the Republican Party takes the threat of antisemitism. We are grateful for their support on this urgent issue and hope that their bill will pass as soon as possible.