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Education Sec. Cardona Faces Calls to Resign Since He Won’t Condemn ‘From the River to the Sea’

Education Sec. Cardona Faces Calls to Resign Since He Won’t Condemn ‘From the River to the Sea’

Cardona when asked if “from the river to the sea” is considered a call for genocide:“ That’s why I say we investigate each case, and it’s difficult for me to make a statement here about that.”

Rep. Virginia Foxx, the House Education and the Workforce Committee chair, has called for Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s resignation because he wouldn’t condemn “from the river to the sea” and describe it as antisemitic.

Cardona made his comments to Jewish reporters.

“Three months after October 7 and the disgusting antisemitic demonstrations that followed, there is no excusing Secretary Cardona’s cowardly evasion of the antisemitic character of the phrase ‘from the river, to the sea,’” stated Foxx. “Unfortunately, this is just the latest example in a long record of abject failure.”

Cardona said “that calls for genocide are ‘not tolerable.”

He continued to shove his foot in his mouth (emphasis mine):

“If there are students who are feeling that statements by students are being referred to genocide, or they’re feeling unsafe on campus, it is a responsibility of a university leader to get involved,” Cardona told reporters at a Tuesday briefing. “This is an opportunity for leadership to bring people together to talk about it and to set clear lines on how you communicate while not making students feel threatened or unsafe on campus.”

When pressed to say whether the “from the river, to the sea” phrase can be construed as an antisemitic call for genocide, Cardona declined to weigh in.

“That’s why I say we investigate each case, and it’s difficult for me to make a statement here about that. If students are feeling unsafe with that, it’s the responsibility of leadership to act,” said Cardona. “I believe antisemitism can include anti-Zionist statements,” he said, and “we take that into account when looking at cases.”

This is not hard. “From the river to the sea” is one of the most well-known antisemitic phrases. Anti-Israel and anti-Jews dumbs leave out the last part, “Palestine will be free,” to try to make it non-genocidal.

We don’t fall for it, dumbs. It literally calls for the extermination of Israel and Jews.

Well, most of them don’t fall for it.

I can think of two cases where people wouldn’t be talking about genocide: explaining to someone that the phrase calls for wiping out Israel and Jews or dissing someone for using the phrase.

The rest of the time? Liquidation of Israel and Jews.

It’s easy to differentiate.

I cannot even with these people. WHY is it so hard to condemn antisemitic words and phrases? WHY is it so hard to acknowledge a phrase or word as antisemitic?

Foxx included Cardona’s mishaps as secretary as well:

His Department has so willfully exceeded its statutory authority in its spending spree that it has failed its two most recent audits. Now, millions of families and students may lose their chance at an opportunity to pursue postsecondary education because his Department couldn’t properly update the FAFSA even after Congress granted the Department an additional year. These failures are in large part due to his direction of Department resources to unconstitutional schemes rooted in a willful disdain for the Constitution and the rule of law.

“This nation deserves much better than bungling and deliberate misuse of taxpayer dollars. And Jewish students deserve to know that their Education Secretary understands the hate they face and has the necessary courage and clarity to confront it. It is time for the Secretary to resign.”

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Democrats are hardly going to call out other democrats as being racists are they!!

Biden cabinet member supports jewish students being harassed in schools??


 
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thalesofmiletus | February 8, 2024 at 12:11 pm

Democrats will deliberately misconstrue anything their opponents say to infer the most malicious intent possible, but well-known genocidal slogans? Those are head-scratchers!


 
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rhhardin | February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm

Condemning is soap opera. You don’t want soap opera on your side.

Ask him if he thinks all the Jews ought to be killed.


     
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    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to rhhardin. | February 8, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    And, don’t ask about a press conference. Ask him at one of the Georgetown cocktail parties I’m sure he attends. Just make sure that somebody has a recorder going.

It is a call for genocide. What else would it be?


 
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destroycommunism | February 8, 2024 at 4:15 pm

No matter what

that statement ( from the river to the sea)

is as much a call to the genocide of Israel

as saying the n word is to denigrating poc


 
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destroycommunism | February 8, 2024 at 4:17 pm

when you can claim you dont know what a women is and STILL be awarded the seat on the scotus

everything else is easy

unless you are a pro american
where you try to play by the rules of civility


 
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healthguyfsu | February 8, 2024 at 5:12 pm

“That’s why I say we investigate each case, and it’s difficult for me to make a statement here about that.”

You mean you know what nuance is??? Now do “All Lives Matter”


     
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    henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 8, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    But what he said (in different words) is precisely what the Ivy League Three said that got them into trouble.


       
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      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | February 8, 2024 at 11:33 pm

      My point is that these usually progressive bureaucrat mouthpieces can suddenly develop an understanding of nuance when they are playing defense on their pet causes.

      They take on absolutist, unequivocal -ism accusation type rebukes when they are on offense for these causes. It’s hypocritical and blatantly dishonest.


 
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George_Kaplan | February 8, 2024 at 7:45 pm

From the River to the Sea, Greater Israel shall be freed!

Cue screams of outrage form the Left?


 
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henrybowman | February 8, 2024 at 10:29 pm

“Anti-Israel and anti-Jews dumbs leave out the last part, “Palestine will be free,” to try to make it non-genocidal.”

That’s about a clever as smirking at a black guy and saying, “Eenie, meenie, miney, moe.”

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