Trump's top congressional defender echoes him with an anti-Semitic attack.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made an anti-Semitic attack as part of his campaign to defend Trump in Congress.
After House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler announced that multiple Trump-connected figures, like Donald Trump Jr., would be given document requests as part of ongoing investigations, Jordan whined.
"Nadler feeling the heat big time. Jumps to Tom $teyer's conclusion — impeaching our President — before first document request," Jordan wrote.
Jordan chose to use a dollar sign "$" instead of the "s" in billionaire Tom Steyer's name. Steyer's father is Jewish. Steyer has repeatedly been attacked by Trump for advocating that Trump be impeached for his criminal and unethical behavior in office.
Led by Trump, Republicans have embraced anti-Semitism as part of their political arsenal.
Nadler slammed Jordan's anti-Semitism in a reply to his tweet.
"To be clear, this tweet counts both as inane AND anti-Semitic," he wrote.
Jordan is one of the ringleaders on the team of Republicans in Congress defending Trump. Instead of siding with the American people and demanding to know the full details of Trump's actions in office, Jordan has instead sought to cover up for Trump.
Voters in 2018 rendered a major verdict on the actions of congressmen like Jordan by flipping control of the House to Democrats, ending the Republican blockade on oversight of his presidency.
Republicans have been plagued by a series of anti-Semitic outbursts within their ranks, while at the same time pretending to care about the issue.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has previously said, "Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in the halls of Congress." But McCarthy has not condemned or otherwise spoken out on Jordan's statement.
Republicans have chosen to defend Trump, and Jordan's bigoted rhetoric shows that they will say anything, no matter how offensive, to help cover for him.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.