WASHINGTON—At his weekly press conference this morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) condemned recent anti-Semitic incidents across the country, including at a Jewish Community Center near Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
“I want to take a moment to echo the president’s strong condemnation of recent anti-Semitic incidents that have been taking place across the country.
“Across this country, we have seen vandalism, acts of desecration, and bomb threats.
“In Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin—right outside the district I serve, a community right on the north side of Milwaukee—there have been two threats on the Jewish Community Center there—a community center I have been to—one as recently as February 20th.
“To think about parents getting those calls in the middle of the day, it makes your stomach turn.
“This is wrong. These threats and attacks on Jewish Americans are vile and disgusting. They are rooted in a poisonous ideology of hate, and they must be wholeheartedly rejected.
“So, on behalf of every Republican and every Democratic member, on behalf of the whole House, I want to assure our friends in the Jewish community that we stand with them. We stand with you. We have got to stand to help root out this evil wherever it may surface.”
“These are disgusting acts of violence and vandalism and bigotry, and must be rejected.”