The news comes as members of the so-called progressive Democratic group known as the “Squad” continue to denounce israel in the ongoing conflict. They also criticized US President Joe Biden’s Wednesday speech in support of Israel, accusing him of siding with “the occupation,” and slammed Israel’s retaliation as an “act of terrorism.”
As the brutal conflict in the Middle East worsens, US Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) is leading an initiative in the US House of Representatives to condemn “acts of terrorism” done by Hamas and to increase support for Israel’s citizens, Fox News reported on Thursday.
The Florida representative expressed a belief that members of the informal group of Democratic lawmakers “are out of touch with America.”
“I’m trying to make sure that Congress stands up,” Gimenez continued. “You need to be counted. Who do you stand with? Do you stand with the terrorists of Hamas, or do you stand with the state of Israel? That’s another reason why we want to put this resolution forward.”
Gimenez reportedly said he agrees with Biden’s remarks in favor of israel and believes the Biden administration does not need to do anything to help at this time. On Wednesday, the US president said that “Israel has the right to defend itself, when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.”
On the same day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed support for Israel, drawing a distinction between the Palestinian people and Hamas’…