The House of Representatives voted Thursday to provide $1 billion in foreign aid to Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System just hours after the progressive ‘Squad’ blocked the funding as part of a larger budget proposal.
“The measure cleared the House in a bipartisan vote of 420 to 9. Eight Democrats and one Republican voted against the funding for the missile defense system. Two other Democrats — Hank Johnson of Georgia and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — voted ‘present,’” reports CBS News.
“I will not support an effort to enable and support war crimes, human rights abuses and violence,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib. “We cannot be talking only about Israelis need for safety at a time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system.”
— New York Post (@nypost) September 23, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, who changed her vote from no to present on Iron Dome at the last minute appears visibly upset. Appears to be crying on the House floor, in a hug with Rep. Jayapal
— Marc Rod (@marcrod97) September 23, 2021
🔴 BREAKING: The U.S. House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system with 420 in favor, 9 opposed, and 2 present.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) September 23, 2021
Only in the warped mind of a radical, who would be thrilled with wiping Israel off the map, would support for Iron Dome (an entirely defensive system that protects innocent civilians from enemy attack) be equated with supporting war crimes, human rights abuses and violence. pic.twitter.com/wsgSHEbDkV
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) September 23, 2021
“I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and label the Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state. I reject it,” fired back Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida. “Today, this caucus, this body, the House of Representatives will overwhelmingly stand with our ally, the state of Israel, in replenishing this defensive system. If you believe in human rights, if you believe in saving lives, Israeli lives and Palestinian lives, I say to my colleague who just besmirched our ally, then you will support this legislation.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
A NEW LOW: AOC ‘Absolutely’ Agrees with Host Slamming ‘Criminal Israeli Government’ and ‘White Supremacist Jews’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her vitriolic rhetoric regarding the Middle East peace process in a recent interview; saying she absolutely agrees with the host’s criticism of the “criminal” Israeli government and other “White Supremacist Jews.”
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“There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust,” said ‘EBRO in the morning.’
“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing. I think that when we start looking at it through that lens, a lot of this stuff starts to make sense. It’s like what you’re talking about, young Jews in Israel are sick of this,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
President Trump called-out ‘The Squad’ on social media earlier this month; blasting the four freshman Congresswomen as “racist troublemakers” and “not very smart.”
“The ‘Squad’ is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!” posted the President on Twitter.
‘The Squad’ consists of Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley.
Rashida Tlaib sounded the alarm on President Trump’s tax cuts Monday; pledging to repeal the legislation and give the money “back to the people that earned it.”
“Recently, I introduced the Boost Act. This legislation completely repeals the GOP Tax Scam… Do you know what I did with that money? What I said? We’re going to go ahead and put it in the pockets of every day Americans… We give it back to the people that earned it,” said Tlaib.
ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS: Cotton Rips ‘Whiny Reporters’ at the AP After Israel Destroys Hamas Targets in Gaza
Senator Tom Cotton called-out the Associated Press for willingly being used as “human shields” by Hamas Monday; saying only “whiny reporters” would make themselves the victim when terrorists shoot rockets at civilians in Israel.
“Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas? Surely, these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were. Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a terrorist organization?” asked Cotton.
“I submit that the AP has some uncomfortable questions to answer. Yet the AP and their journalists are unhappy about Israel’s appropriate airstrike. Leave it to whiny reporters to make themselves the story and the victim when terrorists are shooting missiles at innocent civilians,” he added.
Watch Cotton’s remarks above.