Republicans who once seemed to revel in associating with the rapper and his vocal support for Trumpism, have grimaced as Ye’s behavior has become increasingly erratic and hateful in recent weeks. But Thursday’s interview was a breaking point for some of them.
“Kanye West is a deranged Anti-semite,” New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, one of the few Republican Jewish members of Congress who lost his bid for governor this year, told POLITICO in a statement. “I want absolutely nothing to do with that lunatic. He’s totally bad news.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition slammed the Ye-Fuentes appearance with Jones, who was recently ordered to pay $965 million in damages to those who suffered from his lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, as a “horrific cesspool of dangerous, bigoted Jew hatred.”
Without mentioning Trump by name, the GOP Jewish group urged “all political leaders to reject these messengers of hate and relegate them to the dustbin of…
This article was written by By Anthony Adragna and Olivia Olander and originally published on www.politico.com