Congressman Cohen Focuses on Anti-Semitism at Helsinki Commission Hearing

December 8, 2020
Press Release
Discusses Hungary and “Coded Speech” with State Department Witness

Discusses Hungary and “Coded Speech” with State Department Witness 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today participated in a hearing on “U.S. Priorities for Engagement at the OSCE,” and focused his questions on anti-Semitism and the situation in Hungary. 

Congressman Cohen asked Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, about ongoing “flare ups” of anti-Semitism in Europe and in Hungary, in particular. 

See Congressman Cohen’s exchange with Ambassador Reeker here

At the conclusion of his questioning, Senator Ben Cardin, the Organization for Security and Cooperation Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance, noted that the situation in Hungary has been a growing concern, and thanked Congressman Cohen for his line of questioning.