Democrats’ Tolerance of Anti-Semitism Exposes Their Intolerance
Op-Ed: Senator Rick Scott
May 9, 2019
Excerpts below; read the full op-ed in the National Review HERE.
Last week, the New York Times was widely criticized after publishing a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon. And while the image was certainly shocking, it isn’t surprising given where we are today. Something has changed; we are living in a scary time in which anti-Semitism is being tolerated. I cannot comprehend why anyone would be anti-Semitic.
What we saw at the New York Times merely reflects my fear that anti-Semitism is finding a home in America on the far left.
Make no mistake, the failures of the Democratic party to denounce hate and intolerance have exposed the truth about the party. Its politicians claim to be accepting and inclusive, but in reality they care more about political correctness than standing up for truth.
I condemn anti-Semitism of all kinds, by members of either political party, past, present, or future. It’s wrong; it’s evil.
Anti-Semitism has no place in civilized society, and that used to be something that we all agreed on. Public officials who engage in anti-Semitic behavior, whether in their comments about American Jews or their tropes or their cartoons, should resign or be fired by the voters.