Schumer, ‘Squad’ Members Praise Biden for Halting Weapons Aid to Israel

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    (JNS) – Major American Jewish organizations, Republicans and even some congressional Democrats have criticized U.S. President Joe Biden’s statement in a CNN interview that he would deny weapons aid to Israel if it attacks Rafah.

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    Some members of Congress have come to the defense of the president, who reportedly sought to keep the withheld weapons under wraps until after he had delivered a talk about the Holocaust in the U.S. Capitol.

    “I believe that Israel and America have an ironclad relationship, and I have faith in what the Biden administration is doing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wrote that Biden “is right to halt bomb deliveries to this extreme Israeli government. But this must be a first step.” He added that Washington “must now use all its leverage to demand a ceasefire, stop attacks on Rafah and secure delivery of massive humanitarian aid throughout Gaza.”

    Biden’s decision was an “important step in the right direction,” according to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wrote that he was “pleased to see that certain offensive arms deliveries have since been paused” and encouraged the administration “to continue to be wary of transferring weapons that could be used in offensive military actions that result in significant civilian casualties.”

    Five members of the so-called progressive “Squad” of far-left members of Congress weighed in.

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded to a social media post by the former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who said that Biden had “lost his mind” and is helping Hamas win.

    “Biden has not ‘lost his mind.’ He is upholding the word of the U.S.,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “There are 1.3 million people in Rafah. You do not need to slaughter them to go after Hamas. Biden stated the U.S. red line was Rafah. It would make us weaker and the world less safe to let Bibi, or anyone, cross it.”

    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) wrote that Biden’s claim that U.S.-made bombs have been used to kill civilians in Gaza “is what young people across the country were protesting for, and finally, the needle has moved in a significant way.”

    “We have to keep standing for what is right,” wrote Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). “Organizing is working. Protesting is working. Keep fighting for a ceasefire now.”

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) praised Biden’s decision. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) called it “the right and just thing” for him to do.

    Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) also supported the president’s decision.

    “An invasion of Rafah would leave untold death and destruction in its wake—including massive civilian casualties and devastating impacts on the delivery of humanitarian aid—while undermining efforts to release the hostages,” Van Hollen stated

    “Today’s commitment from the president makes clear that the United States will not be complicit in this suffering and follows through on his repeated warnings to the Netanyahu government,” the Maryland Democrat added. “American support must be used in line with our interests and our values.”


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    Enough
    Enough
    11 days ago

    And yet you dumb Jews will put this capo back into
    Office

    Helen
    Helen
    11 days ago

    Smukey chuck is a disgrace. Sell out to evil Obumer and Crazy Joe. Like all Dems they are evil.

    5TResident
    5TResident
    11 days ago

    Schumer is a 100% phony.

    Yehuda
    Yehuda
    11 days ago

    Abusive people always lack self-awareness. Fake Jew Schumer has no idea how much he’s on the wrong side of history. What an embarrassment to critical thinking and decency.

    Duvid
    Duvid
    11 days ago

    So Chuck the schmuck became the latest member of the squad.

    Needs to be said
    Needs to be said
    11 days ago

    Yemach SH’MO

    Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
    Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
    11 days ago

    Schmucky Schumer has gone full on hamas democrat, sold his soul for his party.

    Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
    Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
    11 days ago

    Biden the terrorist funder in chief has stopped weapons shipments to Israel and on the flip side issued waivers to sell weapons to anti israel nations including hamas qatar.

    Arik
    Arik
    11 days ago

    Anxiety ridden neurotic. Schumer is just like his mother.

    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    Bernhard H. Rosenberg
    10 days ago

    FELLOW JEWS AND NON JEWS PLEASE PROTEST IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEGRITY.

    Kathy
    Kathy
    11 days ago

    I join then told lashon harah. I just believe there is a red line with these bad politics, yes see how they gather together to justify their wrong is right!!!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    7 days ago

    A vote for a democratic, any Democrat, us a vote for helllllll !!!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    7 days ago

    It could never happen here in America but it HAS !