Republican convention shuts down live chat due to barrage of anti-Semitic comments


( The Republican National Convention on Monday disabled the live chat feature on its official live stream YouTube page after it was bombarded with anti-Semitic comments during a speech by Linda Lingle, the Jewish former governor of Hawaii.

Lingle spoke about the division in Democratic leadership on support for Israel, in contrast to the position of the Republican Party on the Jewish state.

Anti-Semitic comments were made the RNC's live YouTube chat during a speech by Jewish former Republican Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle. Credit: Screenshot of the live chat comments via

"On one issue after another, from Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), to the Iran nuclear agreement, to the very legitimacy of Israel, they're divided," Lingle said about Democrats, continuing that "with those that don't care for Israel getting stronger in the Democratic Party. You'll find no such divisions in the Republican Party's leadership."

While Lingle spoke, several people wrote in the comments section, "Ban Jews," "Kike," "Press H for Hitler," and "Oy Gevalt," reported with captured screen shots of the comments.

Posted on July 19, 2016 .