Congressman Fred Keller speaks out against anti-Semitism in Oversight and Reform Committee Hearing

January 29, 2020
Press Release
Says Americans must not be silent in the face of open and ugly bigotry

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today participated in a hearing with the House Oversight and Reform Committee about exploring hate and anti-Semitism 75 years after the Holocaust.


Congressman Keller noted that while anti-Semitism is alive in America today, it has taken the form of “a hard bigotry of soft words”:


When discussing anti-Semitism today, we can say that we are facing a hard bigotry of soft words.


These words come in phrases like “boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel.” Even worse, they come in deafening silence from large swaths of this country when terrorists or bigots physically attack and kill people of the Jewish faith in this country merely because of their religion.


Americans must not be silent in the face of this open and ugly bigotry.


You can watch Congressman Keller’s full remarks HERE.


Also, this week, with the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Congressman Keller voted to support the Never Again Education Act, legislation he co-sponsored which helps provide teachers with age-appropriate educational material on the Holocaust to ensure the atrocity of the Holocaust is never repeated.