Only One Republican Votes “No” In 420 To 1 Vote

( On Wednesday, a resolution denouncing the rise of anti-Semitism was approved by a vote of 420 to 1, and the House of Representatives is now required to implement it.

Observers of Congress who hadn’t seen the roll call would be tempted to assume that Representative Thomas Massie cast the lone “no” vote (R-KY).

They’d be right about it.

Massie, who has earned a reputation in the House as “Mr. No,” cast a vote against the measure, which describes anti-Semitism as “an insidious form of prejudice stretching back millennia that attacks the humanity of the Jewish people and has led to violence, destruction of lives and communities, and genocide.”

Massie cast a vote against the measure.

The lawmaker took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify his vote, writing, “This bill promoted internet censorship and violations of the 1st amendment.”

The resolution includes a paragraph that calls on social media platforms to make bolder and more substantial measures to track and fight online antisemitism while safeguarding free expression concerns.

Massie is riding high after securing 75 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Republican primary, which gave him a decisive victory in the race. Even though Trump had previously advocated for Massie to be expelled from the Republican Party, he received endorsement from former President Donald Trump during his reelection campaign.

During the early stages of the Covid-19 epidemic, Massie made an effort to postpone a vote on a rescue package worth $2.2 trillion. That irritated Trump, and he sent out a tweet demanding that the Republican Party expel Massie.

Another one of his tweets referred to the congressman as a “third rate grandstander.”

It is stated in the resolution that conspiracy theories against Jews should be condemned since they have been the cause of mass slaughter, including the Holocaust. Among its many provisions, it supports the right of Americans to exercise their religious beliefs freely and rejects all forms of terror and hate.

It calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to use their bully pulpit to condemn and combat all manifestations of antisemitism.