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Congressman Biggs Condemns Anti-Semitism

March 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following repeated anti-Semitic rhetoric from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, House Democrats produced a watered-down resolution that said virtually nothing. Congressman Biggs voted against the resolution and issued the following statement:

Congresswoman Omar has engaged in a consistent pattern of anti-Semitic remarks. Democrats forced a conditional apology from her earlier this year, only to find out that she was not sincere at all. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi empowers her voice in the Democratic Conference – even appearing with her on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

“Congresswoman Omar should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee for her unrepentant anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, Democrats have no interest in backing up their soft rebukes with real consequences. In fact, they can’t even draft a resolution to condemn her anti-Semitic remarks. Americans should be disgusted by this charade. Burying this pattern is inexcusable, and I call on Democrat leadership to stop rationalizing and protecting this behavior. We should never resort to anti-Semitic rhetoric that is inflammatory and frankly, hateful.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.