The masks have really been coming off since Oct 7.
Rep. Nadler, one of the most malignantly dishonest anti-Israel figures in Congress, first put on a defense of campus antisemitism.
“To be clear, I am deeply concerned about rising incidents of antisemitism in our nation’s institutions of higher education,” Rep. Nadler began. Then he argued that “threatening to pull federal funding from the universities and college campuses that need our help the most is, at best, wildly counterproductive” and “Congress doesn’t cut funding to universities when individual students on campus use vile racist or homophobic speech.”
Now, Nadler recruited Rep. Raskin and Rep. Goldman to join him in a defense of what he calls ‘anti-zionism’. They urged voting present on a resolution presented by Rep. Max Miller which condemns antisemitism, lists multiple incidents and describes them as part of a pattern that demolishes the supposed distinction between ‘antisemitism’ and ‘antizionism.’
The resolution ultimately passed 311 to 14 with 13 Democrats and Rep. Massie voting against it, and 92 Democrats, including Rep. Nadler, Raskin and Goldman, voting present.
The press release may have all three names on it, but it’s blatantly the work of Nadler and contains his patented cynical arguments like claiming that “the Satmar sect, a Hasidic Jewish movement, which remains staunchly anti-Zionist and quite obviously is not antisemitic.”
The Satmar movement is biblically Zionist, it is not politically Zionist. It rejects the current State of Israel, not the idea of a Jewish State, which no Jewish religious group could do.
It’s also a distraction and besides the point.
Rep. Nadler has a history of trying to cloak his attacks on Israel in Jewish garb, of trying to normalize his hostility to Israel by making procedural and technical objections.
But it’s becoming more and more obvious what his true objection is.