Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued a statement following the greatest terror attack in Israeli history, demanding that the United States suspend funding to the country.
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy blasted Democratic leaders for not criticizing Tlaib’s statement. McCarthy noted that Tlaib said the United States stands with Israel and sends billions in unconditional money to sustain the “apartheid government.”
McCarthy slammed House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries for not condemning the terrorists responsible for the deaths, sexual assaults, and abductions of hundreds of Israelis. He held Biden’s feet to the fire, saying the administration didn’t denounce the apparent antisemitism.
It would be fair to note that the White House has called “wrong” and “disgraceful” congressional statements asking for a ceasefire or not issuing complete support to Israel. The United States, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, will not waver in its unequivocal condemnation of the terrorists responsible for the horrible deaths, sexual assaults, and abductions of hundreds of Israelis.
Hakeem Jeffries, the Democratic leader in the House, has declared his “ironclad” support for Israel and promised that the United States would maintain its stance in favor of the Jewish state.
However, Tlaib stressed that the cycle of violence will continue as long as the United States pays billions in unconditional money to sustain the apartheid administration and that ignoring the realities of living under siege, occupation, and apartheid makes no one safer.
Similarly, Representative Cori Bush has stated that the United States must abandon its backing for Israel’s armed occupation and apartheid if a just and enduring peace is to be achieved.
Despite the innumerable photos of killed Israeli children, women, men, and elderly, including Americans, both parties faced quick opposition from their colleagues who urged America to halt assistance to Israel.
Representative Ritchie Torres argued that the United States should provide Israel with unrestricted funding and that anyone who celebrates the largest single-day murder of Jews since the Holocaust should be ashamed of themselves.