The lobbying arm of Christians United for Israel, CUFI Action Fund, is calling on Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from committee assignments over her anti-Semitic statements.
“As we have seen, in recent years there are individuals who subscribe to absurd, dangerous, anti-Semitic lies and react with violence. Leaders of both parties must unequivocally repudiate those who enable these lies to persist,” said the pro-Israel group.
“In light of recent reports that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene advanced wild, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, we call upon Republican leaders in Congress to immediately remove Greene from her committee assignments pending a full review of her past statements. It is incumbent upon the leadership of both parties to get their respective houses in order and condemn all those who traffic in anti-Semitic tropes.”
Greene, who drew condemnation during her congressional campaign for her support of anti-Semitic QAnon conspiracy theories, has come under more fire in recent weeks for past statements she has made concerning Muslims; the 9/11 terror attacks; the mass school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Sandy Hook, Conn., and the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas; as well as suggesting that leading Democratic officials should be executed.
In a 2018 Facebook post that was recently revealed by the watchdog group Media Matters, Greene apparently made baseless claims about California’s wildfires, which she speculated that the Rothschilds—a longtime wealthy Jewish banking family—along with a California electric company, a solar-power company Solaren and California officials had used “space lasers” to ignite the fires and profit from it.
The Republican Jewish Coalition, which opposed the campaign of the now-congresswoman, also called her latest statements “indefensible and unacceptable.”
“We rightly opposed Marjorie Taylor Greene in her primary election for Congress and proudly supported her GOP opponent, Dr. John Cowan,” said RJC director Matt Brooks.
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