AOC, Bowman lead opposition to House resolution condemning Iran attack on Israel

Trending 1 month ago

Far-left New York Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman were 2 of 14 House lawmakers to vote against a resolution condemning Iran’s unprecedented drone and rocket onslaught against Israel.

The solution overwhelmingly passed successful a 404-14 ballot Thursday, pinch each but 1 of nan “nays” coming from Democrats.

In summation to Ocasio-Cortez and Bowman, Democrats Cori Bush of Missouri, Greg Casar of Texas, Jonathan Jackson of Illinois, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Hank Johnson of Georgia, Barbara Lee of California, Summer Lee of Pennsylvania, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Delia Ramirez of Illinois and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan voted against nan measure.

Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) was nan lone Republican to reason nan resolution, which besides “reaffirms and supports Israel’s correct to self-defense” and “stands pinch Israel arsenic it defends itself against Iran’s onslaught and seeks to re-establish deterrence against Iran and its proxies.”

AFP via Getty Images

Another proviso successful nan solution “reaffirms nan United States committedness to Israel’s security, including done information assistance and defense sales.”

Late Saturday, Iran unleashed 320 drones and missiles against Israel successful retaliation for a onslaught against an Iranian installation successful Damascus that killed 2 apical Tehran generals.

The US, UK, French and Jordanian militaries helped Israel intercept 99% of nan rockets and drones, pinch nan remainder causing minimal harm and only 1 confirmed injury.

Israel has yet to respond to Iran and nan Jewish state’s Western friends person warned Jersualem to limit nan size and scope of its retaliation.

All 13 Democrats who opposed Thursday solution person criticized Israel complete its warfare against Hamas, triggered by nan bloody Oct. 7 panic onslaught that killed an estimated 1,200 group — including 33 Americans.

Ocasio-Cortez accused Israel past period of committing “genocide” against Palestinians, while Bowman referred to Israel arsenic an “apartheid” authorities successful November and called reports of rape and kid execution during nan Oct. 7 onslaught a “lie” successful November.

Ilhan Omar has been 1 of nan astir outspoken critics of US argumentation toward Israel. AFP via Getty Images
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has described Israel’s subject run successful nan Gaza Strip arsenic a genocide. Ron Adar / M10s / SplashNews.com

Meanwhile, Massie has a history of voting against specified resolutions successful ray of his staunch non-interventionist philosophy.

In November, he caused a operation erstwhile he was nan sole lawmaker to ballot against a solution affirming Israel’s correct to exist. Tlaib, nan first Palestinian- American personnel of Congress, voted “present.”

“I’m voting No connected nan solution because it equates anti-Zionism pinch antisemitism,” Massie explained astatine nan time. “Antisemitism is deplorable, but expanding it to see disapproval of Israel is not helpful.”

Thomas Massie is backing a mobility to oust Speaker Mike Johnson. CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The Post reached retired to Massie’s agency for remark connected his latest ballot Thursday.

Lawmakers successful nan House are group this play to ballot connected 4 overseas assistance packages, including a $26.38 cardinal Israel assistance bill.


Copyright © PAPAREAD.COM 2024

U.S. NEWS