INTERVIEW – REP. DENVER RIGGLEMAN – R-VA
- Press release:Congressman Denver Riggleman and Virginia Republican Leaders condemn anti-Semitism: Today, the Virginia Republican Congressional Caucus, Virginia Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan McDougle, Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, and Republican Party of Virginia jointly issued the following statement in condemnation of anti-Semitism: “All that is required for evil to prevail is for men and women of goodwill to stand by and do nothing.” “Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, endangering the fabric of our communities, putting our friends and neighbors at risk. In recent years, Virginia has witnessed stark examples of anti-Semitism including the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, and instances of Jewish community centers and synagogues being vandalized with swastikas.”
- House passes broad resolution calling out racism, ‘anti-Semitic’ comments — without naming Ilhan Omar. After several days of infighting and a near-rebellion by rank-and-file Democrats, as well as a major last-minute revision, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that only indirectly condemns U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s repeated ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘pernicious’ comments — without mentioning the Minnesota Democrat by name. But opposing Republicans blasted the measure as a “watered down” sham, saying Democrats wanted to avoid condemning one of their own. The final vote was 407-23, with 23 Republicans voting no, and all Democrats, including Omar, voting yes.