House Judiciary Republicans delete ‘Kanye. Elon. Trump.’ tweet as rapper praises Hitler

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Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee deleted their Oct. 6 tweet that appeared to support Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after months of controversy over the rapper’s anti-Semitic comments.

“Kanye. Elon. Trump,” read the tweet, which the rapper held up alongside Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter that brings back right-wing figures once banned, and former President Donald Trump.

The tweet was deleted on Thursday, when Ye launched a lengthy anti-Semitic rant during an appearance on the show InfoWars, hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is known for promoting untruths surrounding events such as the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.

“I like Jewish people, but I also like Nazis,” Ye said on the show on Thursday. He also repeatedly expressed his admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the deleted tweet. The GOP, currently outnumbered, won control of the chamber in the November midterms.

A now-deleted Tweet from the House Judiciary GOP.@JudiciaryGOP via Twitter

Ye began to attract more attention from some conservatives in early October after he staged a show wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt during Paris Fashion Week.

The day after the House Judiciary Committee Republicans tweeted, Ye posted a since-deleted message to Instagram saying he would be “death con 3” about Jewish people.

The tweet stood then, and ever since, as Ye doubled down on his anti-Semitic remarks in other interviews. At that time, Ye also lost lucrative deals with companies such as Gap and Adidas.

On November 22, Trump agreed to have dinner with Ye at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. What should have been a quiet dinner between the two men exploded into a PR nightmare for Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential nomination, when Ye brought along white nationalist Nick Fuentes.

Trump has stated that he did not know Fuentes or his views when he met him, but has not apologized for meeting him or Ye.

In a statement Thursday, Republican Jewish Coalition leaders called Ye’s InfoWars performance “a horrific cesspool of dangerous, bigoted Jew-hatred.”

“Conservatives who have wrongly admitted Kanye West should make it clear that he is a pariah,” the organization’s national president, former Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota, and CEO Matt Brooks said in a statement. “Enough is enough.”


Sahil Kapur contributed.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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