The Republican National Committee (RNC) voted Friday to adopt a resolution condemning antisemitic statements made by rapper and 2024 presidential candidate Kanye West, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and all other forms of antisemitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Ye had previously come under fire for tweeting he was going to go “DEATH Con 3” on Jews in October 2022, and then continuing to push stereotypical antisemitic tropes, even stating at one point that he liked Hitler on Alex Jones’ InfoWars podcast. The RNC passed a resolution Friday during the general assembly that condemned Kanye’s past comments and all other forms of antisemitism. (RELATED: Kanye Up And Leaves Timcast Show After Question About Jews Controlling Everything)
“WHEREAS, Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has repeatedly made statements that are antisemitic, shameful, wrong, offensive, bigoted, and contrary to American and Republican principles, among these statements, ‘the Jewish media has made us feel like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world … we’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all of the time,'” the resolution read. “[T]he Republican National Committee formally condemns, denounces, censures and opposes Kanye West, also known as Ye.”
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The resolution also condemned past comments from Omar, Tlaib and “white supremacist” Nicholas Fuentes, who defended and appeared with Kanye on InfoWars and during a dinner with former president Donald Trump. Tlaib and Omar had also been heavily criticized for antisemitic comments during their time in Congress, with Omar going so far as to compare the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban in 2021.
The vote comes on the annual commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that memorializes the millions of victims during World War II.
California national committee man Shawn Steel introduced the resolution because he wanted to set a better standard for political officials or candidates moving forward and did not want “nitwits” like West representing the Republican Party, according to Politico.
“I want to create a standard for all political parties in America, that we don’t tolerate bigotry, and in this particular case, antisemitism,” Steel said.
The RNC, Steel, Omar and Tlaib did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. West and Fuentes could not be reached for comment.
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