Rep. Rokita (R-IN) continues to be a rockstar in Congress. He is the same Congressman that I wrote a blog about recently, when he introduced the CRUMBS Act.
Rep. Rokita is now introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives, to put pressure on Democrats to denounce Farrakhan. According to a Fox News article,
Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, putting pressure on several House Democrats who have had ties to him.
Rokita, of Indiana, introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Farrakhan for “promoting ideas that create animosity and anger” toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion, and condemning “all manifestations of expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic or religious intolerance.”
Rokita’s resolution comes just weeks after Farrakhan gave a speech saying “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”
“There is no place in our civil discourse for this clear anti-Semitism and hate for another group of human beings,” Rokita said in a statement. “I urge my House colleagues to join me in condemning Louis Farrakhan’s hateful and anti-Semitic attacks, while also reaffirming our nation’s commitment to our Jewish neighbors and our greatest ally, the nation of Israel.”
Farrakhan’s past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a “very great man,” blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people “deserve to die.”
Rokita’s resolution is similar to one passed in 1994—when Democrats controlled the House. The resolution condemned a leader of the Nation of Islam, and passed with support from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
There has not yet been a vote scheduled on the resolution, but Rokita’s office told Fox News that there has been interest from some Democrats to co-sponsor the measure once it is introduced. Rokita’s office is hoping for bipartisan support.
I wrote a blog recently about Farrakhan, where I listed the 7 House Democrats who have ties to Farrakhan… but now the list has grown to 8 House Democrats. The RJC (Republican Jewish Coalition) is still calling for them all to resign from Congress. The 8 House Democrats are:
- Maxine Waters (D-CA)
- Barbara Lee (D-CA) – recently denounced Farrakhan
- Danny Davis (D-IL)
- Andre Carson (D-IN)
- Keith Ellison (D-MN)
- Gregory Meeks (D-NY) – recently denounced Farrakhan
- Al Green (D-TX)
- James Clyburn (D-SC)
I sincerely hope that Rep. Rokita’s Bill can help force the issue. NO ONE should have ties to Farrakhan, let alone any member of Congress. He is a vile preacher of hate. Here is a video of Farrakhan’s “greatest hits”, to refresh your memory on WHY this man should be denounced in all forms:
As a reminder, every single Democrat listed above, CAN (and should) be voted out of office in the midterms this year. That’s really all that needs to be said about that! 😉 #MAGA