CNN host Don Lemon spoke out on Tuesday night to outrageously claim that the Republican Party was “the party of insensitive statements about the Holocaust and Jewish people.” Based on this, Lemon said that the GOP is “the party of antisemitism.”
“We’ve learned that hate flourishing from anti-Asian hate to anti-Semitism, to the trolls trying to bring America down like the QAnon congresswoman doubling down on her blatant anti-Semitism and ignorance today, comparing a vaccine logo — oh, God, to the yellow star,” Lemon said. “Well, it’s yellow, not gold, the Nazis forced Jewish people to wear.”
Lemon then brought up Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) recent comments equating wearing masks to the Holocaust.
“It took leaders of her party five whole days to speak out about the lunacy of one freshman congresswoman,” he said. “The top three House Republicans putting out statements today. They have been in front of cameras. They could have said something. Talk is cheap. This is the party that threw Liz Cheney under the bus for telling the truth. It took them five days to condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s antisemitism.”
“Sources telling CNN that GOP donors and House members urged McCarthy to urge him to say something, but he’s unlikely to kick her out of the conference,” Lemon later added, once again quoting anonymous sources. “One source saying ‘Donald Trump likes her, and Kevin doesn’t want to upset Trump.’ There you have it. That’s what Republicans are signing up for, allegiance to —you know how this part goes, say it with me, a disgraced, twice-impeached, one-term former president who could face potential criminal charges over his family business.”
“That’s where we are tonight after a year of turmoil, a year of hate and division, a year of COVID, a year of reckoning with race in the wake of the murder of George Floyd,” Lemon concluded. “That’s where we are tonight, still, with the craziness, the insanity on the right. One party, that’s who the Republican Party is. That’s what the Republican Party is right now. That’s who you are right now. Own it. The party of insensitive statements about the Holocaust and Jewish people. The party of antisemitism.”