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Washington, D.C. – In response to Colombian President Petro’s antisemitic remarks, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Chairwoman Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) released the following statement.

“We are appalled by President Petro’s unhinged and antisemitic posts on X. In no universe should any leader, especially one that governs a democratic nation, compare Israel to Nazi Germany and accuse it of genocide. Comments such as these inflame antisemitism and threaten the security of Colombia’s Jewish community. President Petro’s continued anti-democratic behavior and hostility with the truth threaten our historic bilateral relationship.”