WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2017) — Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement on the recent incidents of Anti-Semitism across the country:
“Recent incidents of Anti-Semitism are unacceptable. The despicable threats against Jewish Community Centers and the vandalizing of a Jewish cemetery are contemptible and need to be taken seriously.
“I was happy to see President Trump and Speaker Ryan also speak out against these terrible actions. Even in Washington state we have seen vandalism and violence against Jewish families and centers in the past. It is un-American and against the long tradition of religious tolerance and freedom that is a touchstone to our country’s deepest values.
“George Washington wrote to the Newport, Rhode Island synagogue in 1790, “the Government of the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” That must be the consistent, unwavering bipartisan view of the federal government, today and always.”
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