Reichert Condemns Attacks on Jewish Community

Feb 28, 2017 Issues: Safe Communities

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the threat made against the Jewish Community Center in Mercer Island, WA and the more than 100 attacks on Jewish communities across the country.

“I am deeply disheartened and disturbed with what I have been seeing around the country and now in our own backyard,” said Congressman Reichert. “There is no place for hatred, bigotry, or antisemitism in our community. Religious freedom is a cornerstone of the values this nation was built on. Individuals of all religious backgrounds feeling anything less than safe in our region and in our country is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. These malicious attacks on places of worship, community centers, and on sacred burial grounds must be investigated with urgency and those who committed these crimes must be held accountable.”

“I call on all Americans to join me in sending your thoughts, prayers, and support to the Mercer Island Jewish community and the Jewish communities around our country who have been threatened for no other reason but for peacefully practicing their faith.”