RNC rejects rapper Ye, white supremacist Nick Fuentes in resolution condemning anti-Semitism

The Republican National Committee on Friday passed a resolution opposing “all forms” of anti-Semitism, including anti-Semitism from within its own party.

“Antisemitism has no place in our political party, American politics or any political discourse,” says the resolution, which was approved by members of the commission on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The GOP’s blanket rebuke of prejudice against Jewish people condemns two right-wing celebrities who have used their platforms to spread anti-Semitic hate, rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Fuentes and Ye recently had dinner with former President Donald Trump last November — but Trump is not mentioned in the document.

Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.

The resolution also criticizes several House Democrats.

Ye, Fuentes censored by GOP

  • Ye, a 2024 presidential candidate, and Fuentes, a Holocaust denier and prominent far-right figure, were denounced by the GOP for repeated statements that are “anti-Semitic, shameful, wrong, abusive, bigoted and contrary to American and Republican principles”. reads the resolution.

  • Ye’s remarks praising Hitler were cited as an example of his disapproval.

  • A callous comment by Fuentes about Jewish people in concentration camps during the Holocaust was cited as the reason for his disapproval.

Trump dined with Ye, Fuentes

Both Ye and Fuentes dined with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in November. The former president said he was originally supposed to have dinner with only Ye, who has been fervently supporting him. According to Trump, the rapper “unexpectedly” brought Fuentes and two others to dine with him at Mar-A Lago.

The diner drew sharp rebukes from both sides of the aisle, who claimed it suggested the former president is still willing to embrace and join supporters with extremist and racist views.

Read the resolution

Several House Democrats have also denounced

Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Cori Bush, D-Mo., were also charged with anti-Semitism in the GOP resolution.

The party cited Bari Weiss’s book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” in which he said that to be a “good progressive” “must distort Jewish history and deny the Jewish state.”

The Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

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Contributors: Sarah Elbeshbishi

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ye, Nick Fuentes Censored by GOP in Resolution Against Anti-Semitism

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