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'Squad' Members Convince Dems to Slash $1 Billion in Aid for Israel’s Missile Defense Shield

Eight congresswomen, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, compelled fellow Democrats to slash $1 billion in aid aimed at Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Defense System Tuesday, prompting outrage from fellow members and many constituents.

“Squad Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush, along with fellow progressives Betty McCollum and Pramila Jayapal, warned House leadership that they would not have their votes if the bill proceeded with the extra $1 billion, according to Congressional aides. This was evidently enough to convince Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to advance the continuing resolution without the aid for Israel,” reports the Times of Israel.

“The overwhelming majority of Democrats strongly support U.S. aid to Israel, including funding for Iron Dome, while also supporting Palestinian human rights,” Jewish Democratic Council For America CEO Halie Soifer told The Times of Israel.

“Listening to NPR talking about how the Democratic Party is ‘shifting’ on Israel. Such a tired, lazy take. Democrats believe in a two state future. Always have. If we’re more critical of Israel, it’s [because] their politics have moved, not ours,” tweeted Senator Chris Murphy.

Republican New York Congressman Lee Zeldin voiced his opposition, tweeting: “The Iron Dome exists to defend civilians inside our nation’s great ally, Israel, against offensive air strikes. It’s very telling that the ‘squad’ and their allies despise it so much.”

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6 responses to “‘Squad’ Members Convince Dems to Slash $1 Billion in Aid for Israel’s Missile Defense Shield”

  1. DanceswithElephants1 says:

    This absolutely disgusts me. This whole administration disgusts me. I have contacted my Congress Woman, Abagail Spandberger, who ran on ‘I will fight the Squad’, daily to express my disappointment with her taking the knee. I only hope that we can get some Republican’s in Office to slow the state of our decline; however, I am losing faith.

    Tim, I’m sorry but I don’t think moving to West Virginia, is going to keep me safe from this craziness. It’s spreading like wildfire.

    Currently, looking to leave the country before the Despotic Regime, bans our option to leave.

  2. Devon says:

    When spending one billion is a problem , but printing and spending somewhere around five trillion in a year isn’t…..


  3. MitchStew says:

    Omar should be in jail. She committed fraud when she married her brother.

  4. pandusa says:

    It their anyone (other than them), that believes America actually elected all these maniacal Democrats ? I am a registered Independent since 1986. I don’t. “They have said, come, let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” They have more to fear than Trump and Republicans…much more.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    Fuck the government.

  6. Turk_Longwell says:

    Reps from St. Paul, Minneapolis, The Bronx, The Bronx, Detroit, Boston, St. Louis and Seattle have defunded defensive support of a US Ally against an aggressive enemy. A nation that will gladly kill children for their ideology. They should be more focused on their own terrible cities.
    It’s BS how eight morons, literally, can have such an impact.