(UnitedVoice.com) – Anti-Semitic attacks have sharply increased across America in the wake of the 11-day conflict between Palestinians and Israel. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported more than 200 anti-Semitic incidents from May 10 through May 23. Republicans are now looking for ways to put an end to the hate crimes.
On Tuesday, May 25, Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced the Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act. According to a statement from Kustoff, the legislation will “help combat the dramatic surge in anti-Semitic incidents and violence.” It would require the Department of Justice to expedite reviews of hate crimes against the Jewish community. The bill also directs Attorney General Merrick Garland to issue guidance that state and local governments can use to prevent and respond to the incidents.
Yesterday, @GOPLeader & I introduced a bill to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes & ensure individuals who commit these attacks are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must stand up & show the world that anti-Semitism has no place in our country.https://t.co/RwSh8sQPWg
— Rep. David Kustoff (@RepDavidKustoff) May 26, 2021
Hate has no place in the US. Hopefully, Congress comes together to pass this legislation and prove to the American people that they truly care about putting an end to the violence.
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