Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Congressional Democrats Friday for their increased use of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic rhetoric; saying he “worries” that the trend could “undermine” the “religious freedom of every human being.”
Pompeo was speaking with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade when he was asked to comment on the recent Israeli airstrikes following two, unprovoked rocket attacks against Tel Aviv.
“Do you worry how much the anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic language -mostly the Democratic side in Congress- hurts long-term Israeli-American relations?” asked Kilmeade.
“I do,” Pompeo said. “I worry about it for multiple reasons. Not just the relationship between these two democracies, but I worry about it because it undermines why we began today. The protection of the dignity and rights and the religious freedom of every human being, so when I hear anti-Semitic remarks, it saddens me, and I know it undermines what is the greatest about the United States of America.”