- Rich Klein
EDITORIAL: MOLINARO NEEDS TO SPEAK ABOUT TRUMP MEETING WITH HOLOCAUST DENIER
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Marc Molinaro speaking with The SullivanTimes by Zoom in an interview before Election Day.
Former President Trump's recent Mar-a-Lago dinner meeting with people who are Holocaust deniers and anti-Semitic was, well, deplorable.
Yet, with few exceptions among Republican leaders, there has been a deafening silence of criticism towards Trump for his "guess-whose- coming-to-dinner" fiasco.
The SullivanTimes today reached out to the spokesperson for incoming 19th District Congressman Marcus Molinaro to ask if the Dutchess County Executive had made a statement about Trump hosting Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Nick Fuentes, the Holocaust denier who has also made vile anti-Semitic comments.
We hope Molinaro, whose victory on Election Day helped propel Republicans to retake control of the House of Representatives, issues a strong statement condemning it.
However, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is poised to become the majority leader in January and who helped Molinaro raise campaign funds in Whitney Point just before Election Day - has been silent about the issue.
Molinaro has an opportunity TODAY to speak out against anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and white supremacy and send a message to his new constituents that bigotry of any kind can't be tolerated or excused in the Republican Party - or elsewhere.
UPDATE: According to Politico, McCarthy on Tuesday afternoon said: "I don't think anybody should have a meeting with Nick Fuentes, and his views are nowhere within the Republican Party or within this country itself. I don't think (Trump) should have associated with (Ye) as well."