Democrat Starts Hearing on Antisemitism on Campus by Citing Charlottesville Riot

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), ranking member of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, complained about the 2017 Charlottesville riots in his opening statement at a hearing on anti-Semitism on campuses. Ta.

Rather than reacting to the issue at hand, specifically the testimony of Columbia University President Nemat Shafik and many other Columbia University officials regarding rampant anti-Semitism on campus, Mr. Scott responded to old Democratic favorites. I brought it up.

Scott watched videos of the Charlottesville riots in August 2017, including the infamous torchlight parade in which neo-Nazis chanted “Jews will not replace us,” and scenes of street clashes the next day. Replayed.

The riot gave rise to the so-called “good people hoax,” false claims that then-President Donald Trump sided with the rioters (whom he “totally condemned”), and President Joe Biden He cited that as a reason for running for office in 2020.

Scott complained that Democrats “didn’t have a chance to address this issue when we brought it up in committee seven years ago.”

The committee chair, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), argued that because the Charlottesville riots were illegally trespassing on the University of Virginia campus, the Charlottesville riots were a result of anti-Semitism occurring on campus. I answered that it was different from the problem. The university’s faculty, staff, and students did not participate in the riot. And because the views of the Charlottesville rioters were not part of a broader trend that repeats itself on many campuses, such as anti-Semitism.

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