CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON RECENT ANTI-SEMITIC INCIDENTS

February 23, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los AngelesCongressman Ted W. Lieu issued the following statement regarding the recent bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and the increase in anti-Semitic acts across the nation:

“Anti-Semitism is insidious and intolerable. I find it unfortunate that President Trump took so long to acknowledge these facts given the number of recent hateful, Anti-Semitic acts perpetrated around our nation. Those committing these hate crimes must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This continues a disturbing pattern from the Trump White House, which recently put out a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that did not mention the Jewish people and continues to employ Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist. Mr. Bannon used to run an organization that engaged in on-the-record Anti-Semitic hate speech.”

“Jewish Americans – all Americans – deserve this from the White House:  an exponentially more thoughtful, proactive commitment to combating Anti-Semitism in all forms.  Anti-Semitism has no place in our great nation.”

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