Gaetz Exposes Sharpton’s Racist, Antisemitic Rhetoric and Actions
During his turn to question the witnesses, Gaetz referred to resolution H.Con.Res. 270, “Condemning the racist and anti-Semitic views of the Reverend Al Sharpton.” It contains a list of Sharpton’s offensive statements and actions, which include referring to Jews as “bloodsucking [J]ews”, “Jew bastards,” and “diamond merchants” and being found guilty of defamation for the false accusation that a white former Assistant District Attorney raped and assaulted a black teen girl.
The list also noted that Sharpton was guilty of “fierce demagoguery which incited violence, riots, and murder in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn,” and that he practiced “the politics of racial division and made inflammatory remarks against whites.”
Sharpton was forced to admit to making many of the statements, or to claim not to recall them.