Democrats Block Scott Resolution Condemning Campus Antisemitism

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) resolution to condemn the explosion of antisemitism on U.S. college campuses was blocked by Senate Democrats. In an effort to call out university presidents who have enabled and refused to take action against this antisemitism, Senator Scott filed a motion to pass the resolution via Unanimous Consent, which was blocked by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). 

Watch Senator Scott’s remarks here.

“We are witnessing antisemitic hate and extremism that threatens the very safety of our Jewish students on college campuses around the greatest nation on God’s green earth,” said Senator Scott. “There can be no equivocating when it comes to the issue of antisemitic violence or hatred. And I – and every single one of us – should just call it out for what it is.” 

“The American people, and especially our Jewish brothers and sisters, deserve our moral clarity on this issue,” he continued.

Senator Scott’s remarks condemning antisemitism on college campuses can be found here.

Senator Scott’s rebuttal to Senator Sanders’ resolution can be found here.

Throughout the 118th Congress, Senator Scott has worked relentlessly to push back on the alarming rise of blatant and vile antisemitism on college campuses by:

  • Calling on the president of Columbia University to resign over rampant antisemitism on campus;
  • Introducing the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which directs the Department of Education to use of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism when investigating antisemitic acts on campus;
  • Introducing the Stop Antisemitism on College Campuses Act to defund colleges and universities that enable violent antisemitism on their campuses; and
  • Forcefully condemning antisemitism and supporting Israel’s right to self-defense in a speech at the Orthodox Union’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.