“It’s inexcusable for any member of Congress to threaten a colleague, & especially egregious that @RepAndreCarson is threatening a Jewish member for speaking out at a moment when we’re seeing a massive spike in antisemitism,” Greenblatt wrote. “What’s the point? Does he think it’s productive to intimidate @RepJoshG?”
“He’s cowardly,” Carson said of Gottheimer (D-NJ). “I think he’s not acting in his role as a member of Congress. I think he’s shown himself to be very emotional. Like most cowardly people, when you confront them, they’re afraid. I’m unafraid of the guy. And if he wants to call us despicable, I’m saying he’s a coward and he’s a punk.”
“If he wants to play some kind of tough guy or gangster, we can handle it like gentlemen, or we can get into something else,” Carson added.
Carson’s comments came after Gottheimer slammed Carson and other Democrats who did not vote in favor of “condemning Hamas terrorists.”
“Last night, 15 of my Democratic colleagues voted AGAINST standing with our ally Israel and condemning Hamas terrorists who brutally murdered, raped, and kidnapped babies, children, men, women, and elderly, including Americans,” Gottheimer wrote in a post Thursday. “They are despicable and do not speak for our party.”
“Hamas terrorists brutally murdered, raped, burned alive, and kidnapped innocent babies, children, women, men, and elderly, including Americans,” he wrote Sunday. “Anyone claiming this was ‘military action’ is delusional and complicit in the spike of antisemitism and hate.”
80 Known Connections
- American-born convert to Islam
- Member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1998
- Member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Contends that the Tea Party is infested with white racists who “would love to see” black people “hanging on a tree”
- Asserts that U.S. schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas
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