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Sen. Grassley calls on State Dept to terminate ‘antisemite’ employee with inflammatory blog

Fritz Berggren, an employee of the U.S. State Department accused of drafting antisemitic blog posts, is drawing the attention of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

“I have serious concerns about Berggren’s ability to serve as a diplomatic representative – and at one point a key decision-maker in his role as a visa adjudicator – based on his hateful comments,” Grassley told Fox News Digital in a statement. 

Berggren’s blog, called “Blood and Faith” is not new. The blog – which Berggren used in tandem with his podcast to advance his views that Jews are “the enemy” – gained attention from federal officials in 2021. However, he remains employed.

According to the website, his first blog was posted in September 2017. 

After Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel Oct. 7 slaughtering thousands of people, Berggren wrote a blog entitled “That Middle-East Thing…” on Oct. 12. 

“Our war is in our homelands. We are invaded, egged on by traitors and Jews who hate the White race. Whites who side with the Jews are traitors to their ancestors,” the blog post read. 

Jamie Joseph is a writer who covers politics. She leads Fox News Digital coverage of the Senate. 

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