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.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted this tweet AFTER a bomb was sent to Soros’ house. Up until a couple of minutes ago it was pinned to the top of his profile. pic.twitter.com/FEeKoPolHL
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 24, 2018
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.
Our communities of faith are filled with love and peace. Today’s heinous attacks on Tree of Life synagogue perpetrated by anti-Semitism and hate will not shake our love for each other. May God’s grace be with the victims and their families.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 27, 2018