Garland Calls For Stand Against ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Anti-Semitism At National Menorah Lighting

  • Building upon Wray’s vow to protect Jewish communities against threats, Garland said the Justice Department’s “mission is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect the civil rights of everyone in this country,”
  • At the close of his remarks, before the lighting of the giant menorah on the Ellipse, Garland again gave his message a personal touch.
  • “As a descendant of those who fled persecution because they were Jewish, it is especially meaningful to be here tonight as we light this menorah in our nation’s capital and under the protection of its laws,” Garland said.
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