Scott and Rubio Denounce Kanye West’s Antisemitic Remarks

Scott and Rubio Denounce Kanye West’s Antisemitic Remarks

Michelle Rosenberg
Michelle Rosenberg
December 3, 2022

Kanye West breaks headlines once more, as the rapper embraced Neo-Nazism. Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott will not stand for it. In a deranged interview with Alex Jones, a hooded Ye says “I like Hitler” and mocks Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. President Biden responds to the incident in a tweet, stating, “I just want to make a few things clear: The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure.” The tweet then insinuates that “instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides. Silence is complicity.”

Except no Republican is giving West a platform.

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) thoroughly denounces West in a tweet of his own, calling antisemitism “disgusting and evil.”

“The nonsense Kanye West is spewing is hate and will never, ever be tolerated,” stated Sen. Scott, adding,  “as Americans, we must all stand united against anti-Semitism and support our Jewish neighbors in the face of these despicable attacks.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has offered comment to The Floridian on anti-semitism.

Sen. Rubio specifically refers to infamous white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who was present on Jones’ show featuring Kanye.

“Nick Fuentes is a purveyor and a spreader of an evil ideology,” Sen. Rubio stated. “He is a flat-out anti-Semite who should never be legitimized.”

These statements come hot on the heels of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s (D-FL-23) effort to remove the antisemitic Hebrews to Negroes from Amazon’s online store. As we covered, the book and documentary came to national attention in November when Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving posted links to the film on his social media. In addition to the usual antisemitic canards, the film claims Black people are the true descendants of the Biblical Israelites, while modern Jews are impostors. Despite this, Amazon will not take action against the film.

If political leaders are giving antisemitism a platform, Florida is one of the last places you will find them.


This post was originally posted in The Floridian and was authored by Grayson Bakich.

Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg is a proud holder of a Master's degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in Globalization and Security, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, both from Florida International University. Michelle's academic pursuits illustrate her commitment to understanding the complex dimensions of international relations and global dynamics. When she's not diving into the intricacies of global affairs, she cherishes time with her three beloved daughters and relishes exploring new places with her family

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