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Fabricated Flier a New Low in Congressional Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Democratic Conspiracy Narrative

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Even Fox News Doesn’t Buy the Anti-Semitic Bill of Goods that the Heritage Foundation and MTG are pushing

Washington, DC — Last night, the Heritage Foundation, one of the leading anti-immigrant groups and the hard-liners behind the extremist Project 2025, began tweeting “breaking” and “critical” alerts about an obviously falsified “flier” allegedly given by a Jewish immigrant relief organization to migrants crossing the border into the U.S. from Mexico urging them to vote for President Biden. But the flier is so transparently fictional that even the border hawks at Fox News, including Bill Melugin, dismissed it as suspect. That did not prevent at least three Members of Congress from holding up the falsified flier as evidence of a conspiracy by elites, including Jews, to rig the upcoming election against Republicans by allowing people to vote illegally.

  • In a House Appropriations hearing on Tuesday, at which Secretary Mayorkas appeared as a witness, Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) had a blow up of the fake document and – even acknowledging the organization that allegedly wrote it had denied its accuracy – went to recite talking points disguised as a question about the dangers of non-citizens voting. 
  • At the hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) also had a blow up of the falsified document, and declared later on X that “They are going to steal the election with illegal votes.”
  • Rep. Matt Rosenberg (R-MT) also shouted on X: “Biden’s open border policies are not only undermining our national sovereignty but also our elections.”

On Friday, former President Trump and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) joined forces to advance unfounded lies about non-citizens voting at a Mar-A-Lago press conference and indicated that the Speaker would introduce a bill to prevent what is not really happening. Today, the House also transmitted the articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate in hopes that the Senate will try and convict the Jewish, Cuban refugee and naturalized U.S. citizen of…of…well, it has never been very clear, but they disagree with Biden’s immigration policies, most of which are consistent with Trump’s policies anyway.

According to Zachary Mueller, Senior Research Director, of America’s Voice:

“What a ‘coincidence.’ On the day House Republicans are bringing their impeachment articles against Secretary Mayorkas to the Senate, one of their managers, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, somehow came into possession of a document that combines some of their worst anti-immigrant and anti-semitic conspiracy theories.

This incident perfectly encapsulates the absurdity of the white nationalist and anti-semitic replacement conspiracy that the GOP has adopted. This eruption of anti-semitism from senior Republicans reveals their desperation and moral bankruptcy when they stoop to or fall for such obviously transparent stunts to link Jews with immigrants voting illegally. It is hard to believe that this is what we are getting from the highest officials of the Republican Party, but what is on full display is the GOP, and their top allies priming their supporters with ‘evidence’ for another violent assault on our democracy with conspiratorial lies about Jews and immigrants polluting the ballot box.

Unfortunately, we have seen the deadly side of anti-immigrant conspiracy theories pushed out by senior Republican politicians. A gunman killed eleven people and wounded another six – with Holocaust survivors among them – at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018 because of his false conviction that the same Jewish group was facilitating an invasion of the United States. Gunmen in Buffalo and El Paso convicted of mass murder also justified to themselves in recent years that they were fending off an ‘invasion.’ These conspiracy theories come with a body count and years of community trauma, so when several Members of Congress are flippantly spreading anti-semitic conspiracy theories, the whole country should take notice. No doubt, we can expect a lot more of this dangerous rhetoric as the election approaches and everyone, including the media, should be on hyper-alert to rebut, debunk, and rebuke it.”