McCarthy Denounces Synagogue Shooting Days After Anti-Soros Post

Congressman Kevin McCarthy meets with local business leaders Friday, April 21, 2017 at Resources for Hire. (Chieko Hara/The Porterville Recorder via AP)
October 29, 2018 8:10 am

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who this week posted a tweet attacking Jewish Democratic donors, is now denouncing anti-Semitism and calling for peace in the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

According to a Sunday CNN report, McCarthy tweeted “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA,” with a grainy black and white picture of billionaire George Soros. McCarthy posted the tweet after a potential explosive device addressed to Soros was found at a home owned by his company.

Soros, billionaire Tom Steyer and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg are all Jewish and active in Democratic politics.

In an interview Sunday with CNN, Steyer condemned McCarthy’s tweet as a “straight-up anti-Semitic move.”

McCarthy has since removed the tweet and changed his tone, denouncing this weekend’s shooting.

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