12/06/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 12:48
Washington, DC - The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and CEO Matt Brooks in response to Speaker Kevin McCarthy's retirement announcement:
Speaker Kevin McCarthy will go down in history as one of the best friends the Jewish community and the State of Israel have ever had.
Speaker McCarthy's tireless efforts flipped the House of Representatives to Republican control, securing a majority that is doggedly working on behalf of the American people.
The Jewish community is particularly appreciative of Speaker McCarthy for keeping his promise to remove antisemite Ilhan Omar from the prestigious House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and his solidarity with the State of Israel, which culminated in a landmark speech at the Knesset-making him just the second House Speaker in history to address Israel's parliament.
RJC will miss Speaker McCarthy's leadership in the House of Representatives, but we look forward to his continued engagement in the fight for America's future to deliver an economy that's strong, a nation that's safe, a future that's built on freedom, and a government that's accountable.