Thursday, February 17, 2022

Accusing Jewish MP of 'standing with swastika' new low for PM


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A Jewish Conservative MP is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, insisting he falsely accused her and her colleagues of “standing with a swastika.”

And disgusted Jewish groups, fellow MPs, and even Trudeau’s own half-brother agree.

“The only time I’ve ever been made to feel singled out and less in our Parliament was by the prime minister of Canada,” said Thornhill MP Melissa Lantsman. “His words are dangerous and disgraceful.”

The controversy stems from an ugly exchange in the House of Commons Wednesday in which  Lantsman accused Trudeau of fanning “the flames of an unjustified national emergency” by calling Freedom Convoy truckers “racist” and “fringe.”

Trudeau’s response was a shocking low blow.

“Conservative Party members can stand with people who wave swastikas, they can stand with people who wave the Confederate flag. We will choose to stand with Canadians who deserve to be able to get their jobs, who need to get their lives back,” said Trudeau.

Suggesting a Jewish MP would stand with a Nazi flag was so repugnant that Speaker Anthony Rota scolded members, and “that incudes the Right Honourable Prime Minister,” for using “inflammatory words in the House.”  (more...)

Accusing Jewish MP of 'standing with swastika' new low for PM

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