PA Bill Number: HB2977
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020
GOP governor hopeful refuses to apologize for saying George Soros has 'Hatred for America' :: 08/29/2017
A Republican state senator from Pennsylvania refused to apologize for calling billionaire Democratic megadonor George Soros “a Hungarian Jew” with “a hatred for America” following the accusations of anti-Semitism.
Sen. Scott Wagner, who’s seeking next year’s Republican nomination for governor, spoke with The York Daily Record on Monday and suggested people are overreacting over his comments.
“Everybody's getting their knickers around their ankles over this and there's no reason for that,” he said.
The senator’s comments were recorded by someone from an opposition tracker during a tomato festival in Pittston, Pennsylvania last week.
The Democratic Party in the state denounced Wagner and his comments, saying they were anti-Semitic.
Wagner, however, insisted that if Soros had been Catholic he would have called him a Hungarian Catholic – meaning no offense.
He added that his comments should not be interpreted as racist, also noting his long history of donating to the local Jewish Community Center.