Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made an appearance on the Senate floor on Wednesday to admonish far-left members of his party for justifying the terror attacks of October 7th carried out by Hamas on Israeli citizens.
In the wake of the horrific attacks, Jewish Americans have seen a sharp spike in antisemitic crimes and protests all over the country —many of which are taking place on college campuses.
“Jewish Americans were alarmed to see some of our fellow citizens characterize a brutal terrorist attack as justified because of the actions of the Israeli government,” Schumer said. “A vicious, bloodcurdling, premeditated massacre of innocent women, men, children, the elderly … Many of the people who express these sentiments in America aren’t Neo-Nazis or card-carrying Klan members or Islamic extremists, they are in many cases people that most liberal Jewish Americans felt previously were their ideological fellow travelers.”
“In many ways, we feel alone,” Schumer said.
Democratic support for Palestinians increased by 11% since 2022, while the party’s positive view of Israel declined from 40% to 39%, according to a March poll.
Watch the clip below:
Some of the key points of Schumer's remarks this morning, where he calls out people — many erstwhile allies on the left — justifying or even celebrating the Oct. 7 attack and the decolonization narrative they've used. More here: https://t.co/uJGRY9NKVa pic.twitter.com/s8aFRsNSRl
— Marc Rod (@marcrod97) November 29, 2023