Rep. Bobby Scott conflates Charlottesville Unite the Right rally with current wave of antisemitism

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, compared the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville to the current wave of antisemitism sweeping the country’s college campuses during a hearing on Wednesday.

At a congressional hearing titled “Columbia in Crisis: Columbia University’s Response to Antisemitism,” which intended to look at the elite school’s problems with responding to antisemitism, Scott immediately dived into comparing the significant rise of antisemitism on college campuses across the country to the rally at which white supremacists and many others violently clashed near the University of Virginia seven years ago.

Scott played a curated video of the Charlottesville rally, saying, “What we saw on the video was not an isolated event. It is the byproduct of this country’s centuries-long history of white
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