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MAGA Republicans Must Denounce Trump’s Antisemitic Truth Social Post

May 21, 2024

On Thursday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing on antisemitism on college campuses featuring leaders from UCLA, Northwestern University, and Rutgers University. If Republicans are actually concerned about antisemitism and not just political stunts, they should look within their own ranks. Just last night, former President Donald Trump shared a video with a hypothetical headline about a “unified Reich” if he wins the 2024 election.

Congressional Integrity Project calls on House GOP leaders to denounce the virulent antisemitic rhetoric coming from their own caucus and party. From the head of their party to federal and local elected officials, Republicans have a real antisemitism problem that they need to urgently address.

Donald Trump posted a video on his social media account last night that included a hypothetical headline declaring a “unified Reich” if he wins the 2024 presidential election. The phrase is associated with Nazi Germany’s nationalist, antisemitic rhetoric used to tout their economic plans. In 2017, Trump also embraced far-right rioters who chanted Nazi slogans like “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville, and said there “were very fine people, on both sides.”

Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans repeatedly push antisemitic conspiracy theories and use Jewish Holocaust survivor George Soros and so-called “globalists” as their boogeymen to dog whistle. In 2023, Donald Trump sent almost 800 emails to his supporters invoking George Soros or globalists. House and Senate Republicans invoked them in over 300 emails from 79 members in 2023 as well.

All 23 Republicans serving on the House Education & Workforce Committee voted for a baseless, evidence-free impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas driven by white nationalist and antisemitic conspiracies. 17 Jewish organizations publicly criticized the impeachment effort as “further normaliz[ing] dangerous antisemitic, white supremacist, and anti-immigrant conspiracy theories.”

Reps. Nathaniel Moran (R-TX), Kevin Kiley (R-CA), Burgess Owens (R-UT), Aaron Bean (R-FL) Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Banks (R-IN) and House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) have all echoed the antisemitic Great Replacement theory.

Last year, five Republican members of the House Education & Workforce Committee refused to sign a letter denouncing white nationalism and the racist and antisemitic Great Replacement Theory. The members include Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY), and Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Lisa McClain (R-MI), and Eric Burlison (R-MO).

Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) quoted Adolf Hitler in her speech at the U.S. Capitol during the January 6th insurrection.

Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO) compared DirecTV dropping Newsmax TV from their lineup to the Holocaust.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) put up a white Christian nationalist flag outside his congressional office proudly exposing his extremist roots. Grothman’s call for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to be impeached was littered with “invasion” rhetoric after supporting antisemitic and overtly racistGreat Replacement conspiracy theories in the past.

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) introduced a resolution using the same racist and antisemitic language as the Great Replacement theory.