During Monday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre as asked if President Biden’s pro-Israel stance is creating a “wedge” within the Democrat Party —especially with members from the far left.
“A lot of Democrats, particularly in and around ‘The Squad’ have openly disagreed with the president for being too supportive of Israel. There’s also been some grassroots groups who’ve backed the president now indicating that this could be a deal breaker for them. Is the president worried that this will continue to be a wedge issue within the party, and why can’t he get his fellow Democrats on the same page?” Daily Caller White House correspondent Reagan Reese asked.
“So look. In our party, there’s going to be [a] various range of agreements and disagreements, and that’s the way it is, right?” the press secretary replied. “And particularly in the Democratic Party, the president is gonna continue to be clear about this. You heard it at the top when Jake Sullivan was giving an update on the Middle East where the president stands. The president has been very clear, and when it comes to Israel and what we saw on October 7, Israel has the right to defend itself. They have a right to defend itself.”
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Karine Jean-Pierre on the pro-Hamas rhetoric from Democrats: "In our party, there's going to be various range of agreements and disagreements and that's the way it is, right?" pic.twitter.com/CF4EHJMlU2
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