(Washington, D.C., May 25, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined Senator Josh Hawley (MO) to introduce a resolution condemning hatred and violence against Jews, denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric from elected officials and the media, and reaffirming that Jews must be treated with dignity and respect.
“The recent violence against Jewish people in America does not reflect the principles of our nation. Unfortunately, this wave of anti-Semitism has been spread through lies and misinformation shared on social media. It’s also been incited by Democrats in Congress who use their position of power to stoke Jewish hatred while rockets rain down upon Israel. Enough is enough,” said Senator Marshall. “The U.S. stands against anti-Semitism and Jewish racism at home or abroad. We will always speak out against those who use their anti-Israel views to delegitimize Israel and demonize the Jewish people.”
“The sickening rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the United States and around the world must end, along with the hateful anti-Israel rhetoric from politicians and the media that inspires the violence,” said Senator Hawley. “We must ensure that Jewish people receive the full protection of law owed to them as citizens of the United States.”
“At a moment when Jews are literally under attack in the streets of our nation, Jewish Americans need to know that Congress is on their side. This resolution provides an opportunity for our elected leaders to take a stand against antisemitism and against the demonization of Israel that fuels it,” said Matt Brooks, Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
“As anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head, we must once again remind the world that no one should ever be attacked for their religious beliefs. Whether this occurs at home or abroad, it is wrong, and we must condemn it. This resolution helps do exactly that,” said the Family Research Council.
In recent weeks, Jewish people in the United States have been threatened, cursed at, spit on, burned, and physically assaulted in nearly 200 documented attacks since the start of the most recent conflict between Israel and Palestine.
This resolution was led by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and cosponsored by Senators Marshall, Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Kennedy (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.)