A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown D.C., shows snowy skies while White narrates.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) pledged to strengthen oversight of D.C.’s public schools during her State of the District speech Thursday night, saying that public trust in the education system “needs to be rebuilt” after a series of debilitating scandals.
A D.C. Council committee took the unusual step of voting to subpoena witnesses and materials connected to a consulting firm that ran United Medical Center, suggesting an aggressive new phase in the council’s investigation of the District’s troubled public hospital. The council’s health committee on Tuesday approved subpoenas for the testimony of four top officials with the consulting firm, Veritas of Washington, as well as recordings of hospital board meetings over the past three years.
"It is my sincere hope that my colleague has learned from this experience, and that together we can serve the diverse people of the District of Columbia with a focus on lifting each other up, rather than tearing one another down," Nadeau says in statement.
D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau, who is Jewish, says tonight she discussed w/ White his FB post "referencing an anti-Semitic myth that Jewish people are somehow involved in climate manipulation," and he "apologized and expressed his sincere regret."
And: "I have spoke to leaders and my friends at Jews United for Justice [progressive group that endorsed him in 16] and they are helping me to understand the history of comment made against Jews and I am committed to figuring out ways continue to be allies with them and others."
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Selecting a term
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