Looks like “The Squad” is feeling more empowered than ever, given their rather brazen stance in favor of terrorism during a recent key vote.
The vote was fairly simple: “Yes” or “No” with regards to providing Israel with another $1B in funding for its Iron Dome.
While 420 representatives, including the vast majority of Democrats, voted in favor of providing this funding, the anti-Israel Squad predictably voted against the funding.
And, of course, they had to do so in the most theatrical way possible, with this particular drama directed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
“I rise in opposition to this supplemental; I will not support an effort to enable and support war crimes, human rights abuses, and violence. We cannot talk — be talking only about Israeli’s need for safety at a time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system and are dying from what Human Rights Watch has said are war crimes. We should also be talking about Palestinian need for security from Israeli attacks. We must be consistent in our commitment to human life, period.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
“I rise.” How poetic.
Shame she didn’t feel compelled to “rise” during the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, though at least she remained “true” to her apparent beliefs by remaining silent.
As if the United States doesn’t already have enough problems in the international sphere.
Hilariously, AOC initially voted “No,” though she switched her vote to “Present,” apparently remembering that she needs to win election again next year.
Later on, she began to weep dramatically on the House floor, ensuring that the cameras were able to obtain a full view of her, though the performance was so theatrical it unsurprisingly garnered widespread disbelief and criticism.
For instance, David Hookstead, who contributes to the The Daily Caller, remarked that AOC’s tears clearly indicate disappointment with the weakened capabilities of Hamas.
“Why is AOC crying because fewer rockets will fall on Israeli citizens and cities? The Iron Dome doesn’t have offensive capabilities. It’s a defensive weapon used to stop rockets launched by terrorists from killing innocent people …
Why does that make her sad? Will anyone ask?” [Source: Fox News]
Will anyone also ask why on earth AOC and her crew still have such loud voices when even most Democrats can’t stand them?
For instance, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) was especially incensed at suggestion that Israel is an apartheid state, and he openly called out the seriousness of these remarks.
“To falsely characterize the state of Israel is consistent with those who advocate for the dismantling of the one Jewish state in the world … When there is no place on the map for one Jewish state, that’s antisemitism, and I reject that.” [Source: The New York Times]
In addition, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also made it crystal clear that the vast majority of the Democrats are firmly in favor of continuing to support Israel.
“The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is ironclad. Replenishing interceptors used to protect Israel from attacks is our legal and moral responsibility …
While this funding would ordinarily be included in a year-end spending package, we are advancing this legislation now to demonstrate Congress’ bipartisan commitment to Israel’s security as part of a Middle East with lasting peace.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, it may appear “ironclad” for now, but as the “Squad” (not to mention millennial America) continues to grow, such radical ideas might become more mainstream, leading to deadly global consequences.
Just consider the unapologetic exchange between CNN Jake Tapper and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is perhaps rivaled only by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), in her anti-Israel zeal.
Tapper basically provided Omar with the opportunity to redeem herself after making astonishing comparisons between Israel and the Taliban (even more stunning in light of the Afghanistan withdrawal).
“Ultimately, Democratic leaders said that equating the U.S. and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban ‘foments prejudice.’ And as you know, a group of Jewish House Democrats wrote a letter to President Biden saying that accusing Israel of acts of terror, as you and other members of the Squad have done, is antisemitic. Do you regret these comments?” [Source: Breitbart]
Omar’s reply to Tapper?
“I don’t. I think it’s really important to think back to the point that I was trying to make. Obviously, I was addressing Secretary of State Blinken. The cases are put together in front of the ICC. [The] ICC has been investigating …
I know that some of my colleagues don’t lend legitimacy to the ICC, but I tend to think that people around the world who have experienced injustice need to be able to have a place where they can go. And as a country that helped found the ICC and supported it, I think that it is really important for us to continue to find ways in which people can find justice around the world.” [Source: Breitbart]
It would be nice to hear Ms. Omar speak as passionately about the human rights catastrophes that are now unfolding across Afghanistan, though Omar, not to mention the entirety of the Squad, have been largely silent on that particular situation.
Then again, given their rather open support of terrorism, it is no surprise that no one on the Squad would speak out against the Taliban.
Instead, they’d rather sharpen their claws on the most stalwart ally that the United States has in the Middle East.
With “Reps” like this, who needs enemies?
Author: Ofelia Thornton