House Bipartisan Antisemitism Task Force Praises FBI For Thwarting Synagogue Bombing

Nov 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON— Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Kay Granger (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)—the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism— today issued the following statement on the FBI stopping an attempted bombing of a synagogue in Colorado:


“We applaud the FBI for thwarting a white supremacist’s alleged plans to bomb the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. The tireless efforts by law enforcement and federal authorities prevented a terrible tragedy.


“This attempted attack on the Jewish community in Colorado is deeply disturbing—and it’s far from an isolated incident. Antisemitism and antisemitic violence is on the rise across the world. According to the Anti-Defamation League, this is the 13th time someone in the U.S. has been arrested for allegedly plotting attacks or making threats against the Jewish community since the tragic attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue a little more than a year ago.


“We must work to meet this growing threat and keep our communities safe. It is incumbent on all of us to reject all forms of terror and hate and to fight for a future free of this kind of violence.”