Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement

February 3, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today that more than 110 Democratic Members of Congress have co-sponsored his resolution condemning President Trump’s statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that failed to mention the Jewish people.

With anti-Semitic rhetoric and imagery on the rise, both in the United States and around the globe, the resolution comes at a critical time. Specifically, the resolution calls on Congress to reiterate the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust. The resolution also urges the Trump Administration to acknowledge the historical truth that more than six million Jews perished during the Holocaust. A recent media report found that the White House might have purposefully scrubbed a remembrance day statement that did include mention of the Jewish people.

“It is beyond belief that President Trump would allow a Holocaust remembrance statement to go out under the banner of his White House that did not discuss the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people. The Trump Administration doubled-down and defended its statement, despite many pointing out the consequences of such inaccuracies,” said Chairman Crowley. “I hope my Republican colleagues will join the more than 100 Democratic members in setting the record straight: The Holocaust targeted Jewish people and the Trump Administration must acknowledge this fact.”

The text of the resolution can be found here.