MALDEN, MA – Today, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) released the following statement in response to two anti-Semitic incidents in Massachusetts.

“I am horrified by the anti-Semitic attack against a family in Stoneham. This was just days after Bristol County Sheriff Hodgson released an anti-Semitic campaign ad. His shameful campaign promotes hate and is exactly how violence escalates. These incidents are a chilling reminder of the anti-Semitism proliferating in the Commonwealth and our nation. If we are going to heal the division in this country, we must stand together against hate in all forms and those who promote it,” said Assistant Speaker Clark.

Within the last two days, the lawn of a home in Stoneham was covered with paper swastikas and hateful language, and Sheriff Thomas Hodgson released a campaign video blaming Jewish philanthropist George Soros “and his followers” for “funding anti-police politicians.”