The Republican National Committee slammed top Democrats for lauding the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement yet ignoring the numerous reported incidents of anti-Semitism that have occurred during the protests, which also have the support of the American Nazi Party.
“Democratic leaders have spent the last week championing the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, yet in the midst of protestors’ extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments, they’ve been silent,” RNC communications direct Sean Spicer said in a release.
Specifically naming President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Spicer accused them all of turning “a blind eye” to “ugly displays of bigotry.”
“Where’s the outrage?” Spicer asked. “While protestors are seen spewing hate against Jewish Americans, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have declared their support for the demonstrations. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel even circulated a petition saying he’s “standing with” Occupy Wall Street.”
Both Israel and Wasserman Schultz are Jewish.
“Is Steve Israel standing with those calling for the killing of Jews? Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz agree with the various calls for Jews to be “run out of this country” and to oppose and “destroy” the state of Israel?” Spicer added.
Spicer charged that Democrats have been quick to jump on “any instances of perceived extremism” among the Tea Party, yet are blatantly ignoring what’s been happening in New York City and the rest of the country.
A new ad released earlier this week similarly criticized politicians for not condemning anti-Semitism at the protests.