Today, the Republican Party of Virginia, the Virginia Republican Congressional Caucus, Virginia Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan McDougle, and Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert 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.
We the undersigned, will not stand by and do nothing. We universally and wholeheartedly condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms, and call upon all Virginians to reject bigotry, hatred, and intolerance in all forms. Anti-Semitism is a challenge to the basic principles of tolerance, pluralism, and democracy and the shared values that bind Americans together.
Anti-Semitism has no place in Virginia, in the United States, or in the world at large. We condemn it, and stand with our Jewish friends and neighbor to build a world free of hatred and bigotry for all.”
RPV Chairman Jack Wilson
Congressman Morgan Griffith
Congressman Rob Wittman
Congressman Denver Riggleman
Congressman Ben Cline
Senator Ryan McDougle
Delegate Todd Gilbert