Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders over the past two years, but a tweet he sent out in support of the president is being criticized as anti-Semitic.
On Sunday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that his committee would be sending out document requests to 60 individuals with connections to Trump, which led Jordan to fire off this tweet:
Notice the dollar sign in Steyer’s name? Both Nadler and Steyer are Jewish, and that led many on social media to call out Jordan for being anti-Semitic. One of them was Congressman Nadler:
To be clear, this tweet counts both as inane AND anti-Semitic. https://t.co/zUPL0hIcDf
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 4, 2019
Then others noted that it’s clear what hidden “message” Jordan was trying to send:
Yeah, I get confused between the letter “S” and the money sign on my keyboard all the time too you anti-Semitic PoS! You need to apologize!
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 4, 2019
Hey @Jim_Jordan: this is textbook antisemitism. You should apologize.
— No More Billionaires 2020🔥 (@maxberger) March 4, 2019
And then there’s the blatant hypocrisy of Congressional Republicans who have attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for comments she’s made that were considered critical of Israeli policy. But as of yet, no members of the GOP have called for Jordan to apologize:
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 3, 2019
Now it’s a senior GOP congressmember peddling anti-Semitic tropes. Let’s see if we hear a peep from any of the hypocrites in his own party. https://t.co/pkZSKWrLOa
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) March 4, 2019
As the Jewish Worker points out, Jordan and other Republicans have a history of anti-Jewish rhetoric:
— The Jewish Worker (@JewishWorker) March 4, 2019
We won’t hold our collective breath waiting for Trump to slam Jordan, either. He only issues cheap shots at those who dare to investigate his many alleged crimes.
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