The Republican National Convention disabled the live chat feature on its official live stream YouTube page on Monday, the first full day of the Republican National Convention, after the chat was bombarded with anti-Semitic comments.
The comments were made during a speech by Linda Lingle, who is Jewish, Republican, and a former governor of Hawaii.
Lingle spoke about the division in Democratic leadership on support for Israel. She contrasted it to the Republican Party’s position on the Jewish state.
“On one issue after another, from Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, to the Iran nuclear agreement, to the very legitimacy of Israel, they’re divided,” Lingle said about Democrats, continuing that “those that don’t care for Israel [are] getting stronger in the Democratic Party. You’ll find no such divisions in the Republican Party’s leadership.”
As she spoke, several people contributed such comments as, “Ban Jews,” “Kike,” “Press H for Hitler,” and “Oy Gevalt,” Rawstory.com reported, and provided captured screen shots of the comments.
In response, the chat feature was disabled.