Georgia GOP Chair Calls for Hank Johnson’s Resignation

In response to 4th District Representative Hank Johnson’s remarks that compared Jewish settlers in the West Bank to a stream of Termites, Georgia GOP Chairman John Padgett called for the congressman’s resignation.

Thanks to President Obama’s failed leadership and reckless foreign policy, our relationship with Israel is strained. Congressman Hank Johnson’s comments were wildly offensive and undermine efforts to strengthen ties with our closest friend and greatest ally. Time and time again, Rep. Johnson has proven himself to be an embarrassment to our state. He should resign from public office immediately and allow a public servant with a heart for Israel to take his place.

Since making the remarks Monday afternoon, Johnson has undergone considerable criticism. Today, he issued this statement:

We must work to promote policies that support a two-state solution and encourage trust between both sides,” said Congressman Johnson. The congressman regrets his comments. He did not intend to insult or speak derogatorily of Israelis or the Jewish people. When using the metaphor of termites, the Congressman was referring to the corrosive process, not the people. “Poor choice of words – I meant no offense. The point is settlement activity has slowly and deliberately undermined Palestinian land claims.

Johnson faced no challengers in the May primary. He will face Republican Victor Armendariz in November.

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Party’s nominee says Mexicans are rapists and criminals… Nothing.

Party’s nominee proposes banning Muslims from entering the country… Nothing.

Party’s nominee re-tweets anti-Semetic meme… Nothing.

Party’s nominee says Mexican-American judge incapable of doing his job due to the fact his parents were Mexican immigrants… Nothing.

Party’s nominee waffles on disavowing the Klan and noted anti-Semite David Duke… Nothing.

Party’s nominee re-tweets white nationalists… Nothing.

Democrat speaks out against settlements in the West Bank… “Well this is just outrageous!”

zedsmith
zedsmith

Republicans need they Jews there so Jesus can come back and judge them all. Don’t forget.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

GOP grandstanding when the democrats should be calling for Johnsons resignation.
The West Bank is occupied territory as a result of hostile attacks. The US has had plenty over the decades and has kept some around the globe, not just adjoining land, for various reasons. Including Guam that might tip over any day. Israel would be nuts to hand any occupied territory over to hostile hands.