Chuck Todd: Stop It With What-Aboutism! Both Parties Have A Problem With Anti-Semitism


Chuck Todd delivered commentary on the rise of anti-Semitism and the game of "what about-ism" played by both parties on the Tuesday edition of MSNBC's 'Meet The Press Daily.'

"I'm obsessed with the rise of anti-Semitism and the game of what-aboutism being played now by both parties. Stop it! You both have a problem," Todd said.

"The House will vote tomorrow on a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism," Todd reported. "It's a defensive measure by Democrats prompted by not one, but two remarks by the freshman Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Last month she tweeted that the reluctance of lawmakers to criticize Israel was "all about the Benjamins." In other words, money. And then on Friday, she said I want to talk about the influence in this country that says it's okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country. Code for Israel."

By trafficking in two anti-Semitic tropes -- Jews are money obsessed and have dual loyalties -- Omar opened the door for Republicans to point fingers and say 'A-ha! The left has a problem with anti-Semitism, and you know what? It does," Todd lamented.

"You have to acknowledge that the right has a problem with anti-Semitism too. Both sides are doing a lot of finger pointing and there is a lot to point to. That's sad. Anti-Semitism is on the rise on the left. It's on the rise on the right," he said.

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