Schumer slams 'sickening' comments from Russian foreign minister as antisemitic

Schumer slams 'sickening' comments from Russian foreign minister as antisemitic


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday condemned recent remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as “sickening” and antisemitic.

“As the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in the United States, I take particular umbrage at what Mr. Lavrov said,” Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor.

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In remarks on Italian television on Sunday, Lavrov attempted to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by arguing it is attempting to “de-Nazify” the country, brushing off that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is himself Jewish.

Lavrov said Zelensky “puts forward an argument: What kind of Nazism can they have if he is a Jew?”

“I may

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