[New York, NY – February 27th, 2022] The American Jewish Congress deplores the participation of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) at the antisemitic and white supremacist America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC). This sickening behavior of normalizing antisemitism and white supremacist beliefs, and directly associating with extremists, makes both Rep. Greene and Rep. Gosar unfit to serve in Congress.

AFPAC is founded and hosted by the renowned Holocaust denier and Nazi-sympathizer Nick Fuentes and this year was sponsored by the alternative social media platform Gab, the platform of choice for antisemites, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis. Rep. Greene’s participation as an in-person guest speaker and Rep. Gosar’s video-address to such an antisemitic and white supremacist event cannot be accepted as a new normal and must face severe consequences.
This is not the first time that it happens. Rep. Greene has repeatedly spread antisemitic conspiracy theories, trivialized the Holocaust, and used antisemitism for her own personal political power. Not only has Rep. Gosar defended Rep. Greene’s behavior, but he has gone beyond, by leading the way with his participation at AFPAC in 2021, when he became the first sitting Member of Congress to attend this extremist event. Moreover, he has been associated in the past with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes, including by openly fundraising with him.

Rep. Greene’s and Rep. Gosar’s continued embrace of extremism is beneath the office they represent and it cannot be allowed to permeate any more in the halls of Congress.

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