Americans were outraged when they learned Democrats removed funding for Israel in their latest budget bill. That funding would provide Israel resources to replenish their Iron Dome after Palestine fired 6,000 rockets at them this Spring.
But reason prevailed, as a new vote was taken to restore the funding. AOC and her cohorts did their best to block it.
From The Post Millennial:
On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve $1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system following disapproval from progressive Democrats…
Ocasio-Cortez reportedly voted against the funding initially, then changed her vote. She could be seen crying after she changed her vote from “no” to “present.”
Another member of the “squad” Rashida Tlaib, ranted on the House floor, accusing Israel of “war crimes.” It took a ranking Democrat to put her in her place.
Democrat Representative Ted Deutch accused Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib of “anti-Semitism” for “falsely” attacking Israel, during a speech on the House floor regarding aid to Israel on 9/23/2021.
Ted Deutch slammed progressive Democrats for trying to block defense funding for Israel. After AOC and Tlaib both made scenes, Deutch slammed them for “anti-Semitism” and false accusations against Israel.
AOC “wept” when she changed her vote from “not” to “present.” Neither is a vote in favor of helping Israel, but she made a scene as if she was being “coerced” into helping an enemy. Why so upset? Because she knew that being singled out as anti-Israel would hurt her chances to run for Senate in New York.
Her deranged ally, Tlaib, claimed Israel was an apartheid state (even though Jewish and Arab Israelis enjoy the same rights).
Deutch’s harsh rebuke of members of his own party highlights the ongoing civil war within the Democratic Party. This war occasionally comes out in public, but it’s very clear that Democrats are fighting for control of the party.
Moderates are watching people like Pelosi and Schumer bow to the socialist left. The more they do that, the more likely swing voters will reject their agenda. Many House Democrats fear losing their seats in 2022, as voters turn to support Republicans instead.
We shouldn’t be surprised moderates fought back for funding for Israel. Had the House not included that money, millions of Americans would have been outraged. Their weakening hold on the House would get even weaker. The Iron Dome is a purely defensive tool to stop radicals from shooting rockets into civilian areas.
But don’t expect them to mend this rift in the party anytime soon.
- Progressive House Democrats tried to block a defense funding bill for Israel.
- Democrat Ted Deutch bashed these Democrats, calling them “anti-Semitic.”
- This comes as progressives and moderates war over the party.