RNC spurns rapper Ye, white supremacist Nick Fuentes in resolution condemning antisemitism

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  • 2023-01-28 18:41:25Z

The Republican National Committee on Friday approved a resolution opposing "all forms" of antisemitism, including that which comes from within its own party.

"Antisemitism has no place in our political party, American politics or any political discourse," the resolution, which was approved by members of the committee on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, says.

The GOP's blanket rebuke of prejudice against Jewish people condemns two right-wing celebrities who have used their platforms to spread antisemitic hate, rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Fuentes and Ye recently dined last November with former President Donald Trump - but Trump is not mentioned in the document.

Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.
Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.  

Several House Democrats are also criticized in the resolution.

Ye, Fuentes censured by GOP

  • Ye, a 2024 presidential candidate, and Fuentes, a Holocaust denier and prominent far-right figure, were denounced by the GOP for repeated statements that are "antisemitic, shameful, wrong, offensive, bigoted, and contrary to American and Republican principles," the resolution reads.

  • Ye's comments praising Hitler were offered as examples for his censure.

  • A callous comment by Fuentes about Jewish people in concentration camps during the Holocaust was listed as a reason for his censure.

Trump dined with Ye, Fuentes

Both Ye and Fuentes dined with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in November. The former president said he was originally supposed to have dinner with just Ye, who has fervently supported him. According to Trump, the rapper "unexpectedly" brought Fuentes and two others to dine with him at Mar-A Lago.

The dinner drew sharp rebuke from both sides of the aisle who claimed it suggested that the former president is still willing to embrace and affiliate with supporters with extremist and racist views.

Read the resolution

Several House Democrats also denounced

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Cori Bush, D-Mo., were also accused of antisemitism in the GOP resolution.

The party quoted Bari Weiss' book, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism," as saying that being a "good progressive" requires "distorting Jewish history and disavowing the Jewish state."

The Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment.

Dig deeper

  • Ye's history with antisemitism: Ye praised Hilter, used antisemitic rhetoric in the workplace as far back as 2018, employees say: Report

  • Mar-a-Lago dinner: Donald Trump dined with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, rapper Kanye West

  • Jewish communities: With Trump, Kanye West and Kyrie Irving remarks, Jewish communities fear rising hate

  • Backlash: Brands, stars finally spoke out on Kanye West's problematic comments. What took so long?

Contributing: Sarah Elbeshbishi

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ye, Nick Fuentes censured by GOP in resolution against antisemitism


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