[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 289 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 289

    Condemning the racist and anti-Semitic views of the Reverend Al 
                               Sharpton.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 20, 2000

 Mr. Scarborough submitted the following concurrent resolution; which 
             was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
    Condemning the racist and anti-Semitic views of the Reverend Al 
                               Sharpton.

Whereas the Congress strongly rejects the racist and incendiary actions of the 
        Reverend Al Sharpton;
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has condoned anti-Semitic views in that 
        protesters from the Reverend Sharpton's National Action Network have 
        referred to members of the Jewish faith as ``bloodsucking [J]ews'', and 
        ``Jew bastards'';
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish faith as 
        ``white interlopers'' and ``diamond merchants'';
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton was found guilty of defamation by a jury in a 
        New York court arising from the false accusation that former Assistant 
        District Attorney Steven Pagones, who is white, raped and assaulted a 
        fifteen year-old black girl;
Whereas, to this day, the Reverend Al Sharpton has refused to accept 
        responsibility and expresses no regret for defaming Mr. Pagones;
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton's vicious verbal anti-Semitic attacks directed 
        at members of the Jewish faith, and in particular, a Jewish landlord, 
        arising from a simple landlord-tenant dispute with a black tenant, 
        incited widespread violence, riots, and the murder of five innocent 
        people;
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton's fierce demagoguery incited violence, riots, 
        and murder in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, following 
        the accidental death of a black pedestrian child hit by the motorcade of 
        Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Schneerson;
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton led a protest in the Crown Heights neighborhood 
        and marched next to a protester with a sign that read, ``The White Man 
        is the Devil'';
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has insulted members of the Jewish faith by 
        challenging Jews to violence and stating to Jews to ``pin down'' their 
        yarmulkes; and
Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has practiced the politics of racial division 
        and made inflammatory remarks against whites by characterizing the death 
        of Amadou Diallo as a ``racially motivated police `assassination''': 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
            (1) condemns the practices of the Reverend Al Sharpton, 
        which seek to divide Americans on the basis of race, ethnicity, 
        and religion;
            (2) expresses its outrage over the violence that has 
        resulted due to the Reverend Al Sharpton's incendiary words and 
        actions; and
            (3) fervently urges elected officials and public servants, 
        who have condoned and legitimized the Reverend Al Sharpton's 
        incendiary words and actions, to publicly denounce and condemn 
        such racist and anti-Semitic views.
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