RJC Demands Biden Pull Nomination of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley

Washington, DC - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition demanded that the Biden Administration withdraw the nomination of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley for Ambassador to Brazil, after Ms. Bagley’s past antisemitic statements were reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley is the antithesis of what it means to be a diplomat.

Ms. Bagley’s disgraceful, antisemitic comments are absolutely disqualifying; her outrageous slurs include suggesting the “Jewish lobby” influences elected officials with “major money” - an age-old antisemitic stereotype.

It is sad and troubling that this isn’t the first time the Biden Administration has put forward a nominee who is hostile to Israel and the Jewish people.

If President Biden refuses to pull Ms. Bagley’s nomination, we strongly urge the Senate to swiftly reject her nomination.