‘You can draw a straight line from the Democrat Party’s public hostility towards Israel and the attacks on Jews on college campuses’
With anti-Semitism in America hitting unprecedented heights in the wake of Israel’s war with Hamas, one of the House’s longest-sitting Republican foreign policy leaders says the Democratic Party is fomenting Jew-hatred from the halls of Congress.
“You can draw a straight line from the Democrat Party’s public hostility towards Israel and the attacks on Jews on college campuses and elsewhere over the last month,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who has served in Congress for 21 years, told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview.
Asked if he has ever seen this level of anti-Semitism across the country during his two decades as a public official, Issa said, “No. Absolutely not.”
The lawmaker’s comments—which echo the sentiments of many Republicans in Congress, as well as Jewish advocacy groups across the country—come two days after the House officially censured Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) for her repeated promotion of anti-Semitic tropes. The measure, which passed in a 234-188 vote, garnered the support of 22 Democrats, suggesting that the “Squad” member’s vitriolic rhetoric is giving her party election jitters as the plurality of Americans remain horrified over Hamas’s Oct. 7 slaughter of more than 1,400 Israelis.