The Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita released the following statement Tuesday:

“As I have stated throughout the debate on this antisemitism bill, the law was originally written to protect Jewish students in Indiana K-12 schools and university campuses from ruthless, anti-Semitic attacks that have increased since the horrific slaughter of Israelis on October 7th.

Indiana Senators turned it into a toothless mess that allows anti-Semites to continue to cloak their discriminatory hatred of Jews as simple political disagreements directed at Israel, not Jews.

Then, Indiana Representatives would not correct the Senate’s actions, which equates hateful, anti-Semitic rhetoric, like “From the River to the Sea” to mere political speech. The Governor should veto this compromised bill to show he understands that regular Hoosiers won’t compromise with Jew-hating bigots.”