Rep. André Carson (D-IN) has found himself in some hot water after making disparaging remarks against a fellow Democrat.
The problem… Carson slammed Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), who is Jewish.
Among those calling Carson out for his comments is Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
After Squad members and numerous other Democrats, including Carson, refused to support a resolution that condemned Hamas as terrorists, Gottheimer rightfully went off against the members of his party who refused to sign on.
He stated, "Last night, 15 of my Democratic colleagues voted AGAINST standing with our ally Israel and condemning Hamas terrorists who brutally murdered, raped, and kidnapped babies, children, men, women, and elderly, including Americans.
"They are despicable and do not speak for our party."
When Carson was asked to respond to the comments, he stated, "He's cowardly.
"I think he's not acting in his role as a member of Congress. I think he's shown himself to be very emotional.
“Like most cowardly people, when you confront them, they’re afraid. I’m unafraid of the guy. And if he wants to call us despicable, I’m saying he’s a coward and he’s a punk."
Greenblatt called Carson out on X…
It's inexcusable for any member of Congress to threaten a colleague, & especially egregious that @RepAndreCarson is threatening a Jewish member for speaking out at a moment when we're seeing a massive spike in antisemitism. What's the point? Does he think it’s productive to… https://t.co/mZYNeCNHYN
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) October 29, 2023
Gottheimer has continued to push back, adding, "Hamas terrorists brutally murdered, raped, burned alive, and kidnapped innocent babies, children, women, men, and elderly, including Americans.
"Anyone claiming this was 'military action' is delusional and complicit in the spike of antisemitism and hate."
It is utterly shocking to me that we have members of Congress defending Hamas, even making excuses for their terrorist acts against Israel.
Again, how do these people continue to get elected to office?