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Democratic Lawmakers Trade Insults And Threats Over Israel-Hamas Resolution

The Israeli war against Hamas has caused a split in the Democratic Party, with some backing our long-time allies, while others are more sympathetic to the terrorists.

Last week, Congressman Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, criticized the 15 Democrats who voted against a resolution supporting Israel.

In response, Congressman André Carson of Indiana, who was one of the Democrats who voted against the resolution, called Gottheimer a “coward,” “punk” and “gangster” for his criticism.

From Fox News:

“He’s cowardly. I think he’s not acting in the role as a member of Congress. I think he’s shown himself to be very emotional. I think he’s posturing before the cameras. He postured before caucus, but like most cowardly people, when you confront them, they’re afraid. I’m unafraid of the guy. I’d like to sit down to talk to him. He probably doesn’t want to talk to me,” Carson told CNN.

He added, “There are Americans out there who are deeply opposed to what’s happening. And if he wants to call us despicable, I’m saying he’s a coward. And he’s a punk, and he should remember why the people sent him here and if he wants to play some kind of tough guy, a gangster – we can handle it like gentlemen, or we can get into something else.”

In a statement to CNN, Gottheimer replied, “I’ll sit down with Mr. Carson anytime to talk about how we can bring the hostages home, including all Americans, provide immediate humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians being used as human shields, and crush Hamas and all terrorists seeking to do us harm.”

Along with Carson, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Summer Lee, D-Pa., and Cori Bush, D-Mo, Al Green, D-Texas, and Delia Ramirez, D-Ill also voted against the resolution.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt chimed in on the rise of anti-Semitism from the far-left.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., was the sole Republican who voted against the resolution out of concern that it would deepen the conflict. However, he later explicitly condemned the Hamas attack and supported Israel’s right to defend itself.


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