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With Strong Support From Florida, House Passes Resolution Against BDS Movement Targeting Israel

The House passed the resolution on a 398-17 vote as 16 Democrats and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., voted against it. Four Democrats and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., who left the GOP earlier this month, voted present. Twelve members, including U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., did not vote.

Lauren Book, Randy Fine: Holocaust Denying Principal in South Florida Needs to Go

On Monday, after news broke that the principal of Spanish River High School sent an email to a parent questioning whether Holocaust happened, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, issued a joint statement calling for his dismissal.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Champion Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Rubio has also been active on against anti-Semitism, pushing the U.S. State Department to do more to battle it across the globe.
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Florida Congressmen Reflect on Poway Synagogue Shooting

“Tragically, as we were reminded last week, deadly hatred against the Jewish community did not end with the Holocaust. We must honor their memory by pledging ourselves to stand up to anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry,” they said in conclusion.

Senate Democrat Leader Gibson, Randy Fine Clash Over Her Comments Against Bill Cracking Down...

Back in February, state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, and state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, brought out a bill calling on Florida to use the same definitions of anti-Semitism as the U.S. State Department does.

Rick Scott: Anti-Semitism Has No Place in the United States

"We are living in a scary time. We are seeing a rise in anti-Semitism. We have seen this before. And we know it is a cancer upon humanity. And the proliferation of it can happen overnight. Before you know it, this hatred could become normalized."
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Greg Steube Introduces Resolution Condemning Ilhan Omar for Anti-Semitic Comments

“Instead of specifically addressing the persistent anti-Semitic remarks made by my colleague, House Democrats chose last week to make a mockery of this institution by giving her troubling behavior yet another pass,” said Steube.

Florida Delegation Backs Resolution Condemning Discrimination But Wanted More Focus on Ilhan Omar

All 23 voters against the resolution came from the GOP ranks including U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
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Randy Fine, Joe Gruters Want Florida to Target Anti-Semitism

State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, showcased his legislation on Monday, calling on Florida to use the same definitions of anti-Semitism as the U.S. State Department does. 

Rick Scott, NRCC Call Out Ilhan Omar for Anti-Semitic Tweet

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also came out firing, calling on Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to oppose Omar and ensure she is removed from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

South Florida Democrats Rip Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

Omar drew national fire for her tweet on Sunday when she posted “it’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, insisting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was buying off politicians. 

Marco Rubio, Kirsten Gillibrand Want State Department to Do More to Fight Anti-Semitism

Noting that Sunday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to bring back the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” which would “enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world.”
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