Speaker McCarthy and Representative Lawler were pictured with a group of Hasidic leaders from Rockland County shortly after the vote to remove Speaker McCarthy ended.
The former NY-17 representative and current NY-17 congressional candidate tweeted the image with the caption “Well, this was a waste of everyone’s time.” The tweet received harsh criticism from people from all political parties as well as nonpartisan organizations.
In response to Jones’ tweet, Stop Antisemitism, a well-known, nonpartisan group fighting and exposing anti-Semitism, wrote, “Please get a new social media team.” “Is there any explanation for this post that isn’t absolutely vile?” tweeted former congressman Peter Meijer (R-MI-03).”
Jones was prompted by the Republican Jewish Coalition to “explain why meeting with Jewish voters is a waste of time.
“The former congressman’s remarks were made during a period of rising anti-Semitism. Fatima Mousa Mohammed, the CUNY Law School’s commencement speaker earlier this year, used her time on stage to criticize American support for Israel and called for a revolution “against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world.”
In the wake of this incident, Representative Lawler, the target of Jones’ poorly thought-out tweet, introduced legislation to combat and defund anti-Semitism on college campuses.
The graduation speech of Fatima Mohammed was only one of many well-publicized criticisms of Israel by American lefties. A lecturer who was sacked from CNN for supporting “free Palestine from the river to the sea”—a euphemism for the utter annihilation of Israel—was subsequently employed by CUNY.
When Congressman Mondaire Jones served one term in the House of Representatives, he consistently voted with Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07), who recently referred to Israel as a “racist country.”