McCarthy Axes Controversial Event

McCarthy Axes Controversial Event

( – The House Republican Conference (HRC) vowed to change Washington politics once they regained control of the chamber during the recent midterm elections, and that’s precisely what they’ve done. Under Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) leadership, Republican House members have started investigating the numerous allegations against President Joe Biden and his family. Additionally, they created a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government and started addressing other critical issues like border security, rising crime, and ongoing efforts to defund the nation’s law enforcement agency.

Speaker McCarthy also started taking measures to push back against anti-Semitic actions and remarks by leading Democrats like Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). He recently shut down an anti-Semitic event scheduled for May 10, replacing it with one honoring the United State’s longstanding partnership with Israel.

Controversial Event Axed

On Monday, May 8, The Washington Free Beacon posted an alarming exposé detailing Tlaib’s plan to attend an event in the auditorium of the Capitol Visitor Center to mourn the re-establishment of the State of Israel shortly after the end of WWII. The Palestinians refer to the historic anniversary as “Nakba,” or “catastrophe” in English.

Tlaib planned to headline the event, dubbed the “Nakba 75 & The Palestinian People,” and invited several anti-semitic/anti-Isreal groups to attend that support the so-called Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a radical effort to “wage economic war on Israel,” as noted by The Washington Free Beacon.

Sponsors of the now-defunct event included radical groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, dubbed a “radical anti-Israel and anti-Zionist activist group” by ADL. Likewise, Emgage Action, a Muslim/American group, and Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, a pro-Palestine lobbying organization, planned to support Tlaib’s anti-Semitic celebration.

New Plan

McCarthy threw a wrench in those plans when he announced that he canceled the event and replaced it with one celebrating the “75th anniversary” of the relationship between the US and Israel. Former President Harry S. Truman formally recognized the creation of the new State of Israel and the provisional government as the “de facto authority” of the Jewish state on May 14, 1948, at midnight, as per a signed press release.

McCarthy’s office sent a statement to CNN detailing the Speaker’s concerns regarding Tlaib’s participation in the event, noting that it was “wrong” for congressional members to “traffic in antisemitic (SIC) tropes about Israel.” The notice also expressed his “support” for the country’s “right to self-determination and self-defense … in a bipartisan fashion.”

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