Rep. Jerrold Nadler not only took a shot at President Trump in a tweet about anti-Semitism, but also leveled a critical word aimed at two fellow Democrats.
The House Judiciary Chairman called out Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for sharing an anti-Semitic cartoon with a “vile underlying message” in a tweet that directly criticized Trump for comments about the “disloyalty” of Jews.
“The growing anti-Semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant,” the prominent Jewish Democrat wrote, saying Trump’s “comments about disloyalty are a vicious and dangerous anti-Semitic trope.” But he also denounced the Instagram posts of Tlaib and Omar, referring to a cartoon by Carlos Latuff.
The growing anti-Semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant. @realdonaldtrump’s comments about disloyalty are a vicious and dangerous anti-Semitic trope. And the Carlos Latuff cartoon forwarded by @RepRashida and @Ilhan can surely be read for its vile underlying message.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) August 22, 2019
The cartoon showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his hand over Tlaib’s mouth and Trump with his hand over Omar’s mouth.
The artist, a vocal critic of Israel, originally shared the image in a tweet last week noting a “war against freedom of speech, a war against everyone who dare to criticize Israel’s apartheid.”
— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) August 16, 2019
“Latuff came in second in Iran’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, which is a thing that exists, in case you thought the TL couldn’t get any worse,” Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor at Forward, tweeted.
Oof. Looks like both Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib shared this awful Carlos Latuff cartoon in Instagram stories yesterday. In 2006, Latuff came in second in Iran’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, which is a thing that exists, in case you thought the TL couldn’t get any worse. pic.twitter.com/uwyBPAsz7T
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) August 18, 2019
Tlaib and Omar made headlines after being disinvited to Israel over anti-Semitic comments and support of efforts to boycott Israel. Tlaib created a political stunt in petitioning the Israeli government for permission to visit her grandmother only to refuse to go once that permission was granted.
Meanwhile, Trump set off a wave of backlash after comments to reporters this week when he said, “you vote for a Democrat you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people and being very disloyal to Israel.” His thanks to Newsmax TV host Wayne Allyn Root for remarks that “Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel” sent the left into a tailspin.
Wayne Allyn Root quoted by Trump doubles down on Jewish claims after vicious backlash https://t.co/geYJS1eLgQ
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 22, 2019
Nadler’s tweet was both praised and criticized, with some contending that there was nothing anti-Semitic in the original cartoon. Others blasted the New York congressman for calling Trump an anti-Semite while not holding Tlaib and Omar more accountable for their blatant anti-Semitism.
It’s about time a Democrat; Rep. Jerry Nadler, called out 2 of the Toddler Squad on their anti-Semite remarks.
— Susie (@ssssweetsue) August 23, 2019
— DanCamm (@Dan_Camm) August 23, 2019
The cartoon wasn’t “forwarded”, it was shared. Goes to intent, Jerry. I would expect you to know this.
— Adina🇿️ (@lackboys3) August 22, 2019
It’s in your party, (((Jerry))). Not the @GOP or President Trump.
— Kathleen Penguin⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ProudMama014) August 23, 2019
Sorry dude. Rashid and Omar are the Anti-semites. Plain and simple. They are a disgrace to our country
— Matt 🇺🇸 (@mattmalt) August 22, 2019
The only anti semites I see are the Democrats🙄
— BB (@Sane_Maryland) August 22, 2019
— Spinoza’s rose (Hawkish Dove) (@Spinozasrose) August 22, 2019
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