Scott and Rubio Denounce Kanye West's Antisemitic Remarks

Scott and Rubio Denounce Kanye West's Antisemitic Remarks

"The nonsense Kanye West is spewing is hate and will never, ever be tolerated"

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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December 2, 2022

Rapper Kanye West breaks headlines once more, and not for the reasons anyone should. Ye, of all people, seems to have embraced Neo-Nazism. In a deranged interview with Alex Jones, a hooded Ye says "I like Hitler" and mocks Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. President Biden responds to the incident in a tweet, stating, "I just want to make a few things clear: The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure." The tweet then insinuates that "instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides. Silence is complicity."

Except no Republican is giving West a platform.

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) thoroughly denounces West in a tweet of his own, calling antisemitism "disgusting and evil."

"The nonsense Kanye West is spewing is hate and will never, ever be tolerated," stated Sen. Scott, adding,  "as Americans, we must all stand united against anti-Semitism and support our Jewish neighbors in the face of these despicable attacks."

Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has offered comment to The Floridian on anti-semitism.

Sen. Rubio specifically refers to infamous white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who was present on Jones' show featuring Kanye.

"Nick Fuentes is a purveyor and a spreader of an evil ideology," Sen. Rubio stated. "He is a flat-out anti-Semite who should never be legitimized."

These statements come hot on the heels of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's (D-FL-23) effort to remove the antisemitic Hebrews to Negroes from Amazon's online store. As we covered, the book and documentary came to national attention in November when Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving posted links to the film on his social media. In addition to the usual antisemitic canards, the film claims Black people are the true descendants of the Biblical Israelites, while modern Jews are impostors. Despite this, Amazon will not take action against the film.

If political leaders are giving antisemitism a platform, Florida is one of the last places you will find them.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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