Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D), who has been a huge political figure in support of Israel and Judaism, has praised Facebook for the efforts to prevent anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers from propagating their hatred across its platform, saying that, "Denying the Holocaust not only disrespects the memory of 6 million Jews murdered but corrupts our efforts to prevent atrocities & combat antisemitism in the future.”
Deutch has also denounced the rehiring of a Boca Raton High School principal after he was fired for denying the Holocaust ever existed in 2019.
Deutch’s children attended this very same school.
“It’s unthinkable that anyone, especially an educator, could speak like this,” said Rep. Deutch Sadly, it is part of a growing trend in our country."
When the Holocaust-denying issue first came up in 2019, Deutch stated that he was troubled that 2/3 of young Americans could not identify Auschwitz and over 40% believe less than two million Jews were killed.
"As a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and a founder of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, I am immensely troubled that 2/3 of young Americans could not identify Auschwitz and over 40% believe less than two million Jews were killed.
"I am just shocked that the Spanish River principal couldn't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event. And I cannot believe the school district labeled this incident and the principal's leadership a 'distraction.'
But just as Deutch asserts the fact that two-thirds of Americans are not aware of the Holocaust, he has accused President Donald Trump of supporting anti-semites, fueling antisemitism and racism since coming into office.
The national Democratic narrative is that Trump is a racist, a bigot that stokes the flame of ani-Semitism.
Finger-pointing is very common in politics, and to some degree accepted, but on the issue of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, there is no place for political division.
Americans, both Republicans, and Democrats, do not support anti-semitism and racism of any kind.
Denying the Holocaust not only disrespects the memory of 6 million Jews murdered but corrupts our efforts to prevent atrocities & combat antisemitism in the future.
This positive & necessary step by @Facebook will prevent Holocaust deniers & other antisemites from their platform. https://t.co/UxNcroolh1
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) October 12, 2020