After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made comments on Sunday evening that evoked an anti-Semitic trope in suggesting that support for Israel in Congress was due to financial support from pro-Israel organizations like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), congressional Democrats and Republicans alike criticized her remarks.
But six of those people have had anti-Semitic moments in their own pasts that make their sudden concern for the Jewish community seem somewhat less believable.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
McCarthy tweeted on Monday that “Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in the halls of Congress,” as he called on Democratic leaders to condemn Omar’s comments. But it was just a few months ago that McCarthy himself was accused of spreading anti-Semitic tropes when he accused three wealthy Jewish donors of trying to buy the 2018 midterm elections for the Democrats. “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA,” he tweeted in late October — the day after a pipe bomb sent to George Soros by an anti-Semite was intercepted by law enforcement. A day later he deleted the tweet. [Continue reading…]
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted this tweet AFTER a bomb was sent to Soros' house. Up until a couple of minutes ago it was pinned to the top of his profile. pic.twitter.com/FEeKoPolHL
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 24, 2018