Dem Lawmaker Slams ‘Squad’ Over Israel Stance

Minnesota Democrat Dean Phillips criticized fellow Democrats for demanding that the United States stop aiding Israel during the country’s battle with the Palestinian terror organization Hamas, saying that support for Israel ought to be a black-and-white issue.

On “CNN This Morning,” as new videos surfaced of the terrorists’ brutality against Israeli citizens, Phillips advocated for the right of Israel to defend itself.

Co-host Poppy Harlow noted that several Democrats on Capitol Hill (the “Squad”) disagree with this assessment. She prompted Phillips to weigh in on a tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar, a fellow Democrat from Minnesota, urging the United States to cut off military funding to Israel.

Phillips responded by stating that assisting Israel should be evident, expressing that there is a clear distinction between right and wrong.

Phillips said that sympathy for the victims of the conflict should not be conditioned on one’s support for Israel. However, he criticized the progressives in his political group who had backed rallies at which pro-Palestinian demonstrators demonstrated evident and vile antisemitism.

Not only does Phillips criticize his fellow progressive Democrats, but so do a lot of others. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) ripped into Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) and Cori Bush (D-Missouri) for their remarks made just after Israel’s military offensive began.

A report shows after a protester was seen carrying a swastika in Times Square, Mayor Eric Adams of New York City condemned the pro-Hamas demonstrators.

New York City was the site of a pro-Palestinian gathering on Sunday, with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), whose ranks include no less than six members of “the Squad,” laying the blame for the Hamas terror assault on Israel.

Protesters at the event torched an Israeli flag, trampled on it, and waved a picture of a swastika in the faces of Israel supporters.

At a later date, DSA member and New York State Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a far-left media outlet that she no longer supported the event and was appalled by the callousness and bigotry demonstrated there.