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Scott Campaign Press Release - NY Post: Expel Hamas' propagandists in Congress — and don't give the terrorists taxpayer cash

October 20, 2023

The NY Post 

October 20, 2023

The world came face-to-face with evil incarnate this month.

Terrorist killers carried out the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the end of the Holocaust.

Devastation after devastation. And then on top of that, we see the emergence of another deadly counter.

Rather than waiting for the facts, members of Congress and mainstream-media outlets carried the narrative of an evil, lying terrorist organization: Hamas.

The misinformation war could be just as if not more deadly than the ongoing conflict that has ravaged the Israeli people.

Immediately following the surprise attacks within Israel's borders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a signal that the Israel Defense Forces are going into Gaza, giving civilians a chance to find themselves out of harm's way.

This act of humanity was not afforded to the innocent Israeli civilians Hamas murdered.

In another front, Hamas launched a misinformation campaign built on a lie that an Israeli missile struck a hospital, killing hundreds.

That misinformation was carried in news outlets in America and across the globe.

Hamas' lie, spread by the media, caused a summit in Jordan to be canceled.

It sparked protests at American embassies around the world.

Hezbollah mobilized.

We saw a very clear attempt to weaken Israel and its standing in the world. All built on a lie.

The truth is Hamas-aligned Islamic Jihad fired the rocket, and dozens of innocent civilians in Gaza lost their lives.

Then the Democratic members of the so-called "Squad," such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib, parroted Hamas propaganda in social-media posts.

Rather than delete her post, Tlaib kept it up.

Worse, Tlaib continued to echo the lie during a pro-Hamas rally outside the Capitol.

The Squad's poisonous anti-Israel obsession did not begin these past few days.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal practically copy-pasted Hamas propaganda this year and called Israel "a racist state."

In 2019, Rep. Ilhan Omar barely escaped House censure after invoking anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money.

Their colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that supporting Israel means "taking the side of occupation," language that could have been cribbed from a terrorist press release.

And on and on.

I know we shouldn't expect more from the Squad, but we cannot have members of Congress being a part of the propaganda machine for Hamas.

It's undeniably crazy.

We deserve better.

That's why I'm leading the effort in the Senate to stop sending money into Gaza until Israel wipes Hamas off the face of the Earth.

We cannot send money to Iran or Hamas.


When you give $6 billion to a country that funds terrorism, you cannot be surprised when they go and do what they always have done.

Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism and Hamas' chief financial backer, yet the Biden administration has no interest in holding it accountable.

This is not complicated.

It is black and white.

These murderers have killed and kidnapped hundreds of Israelis and slaughtered American citizens.

There should not be a single US taxpayer dollar that risks ending up in the hands of Hamas, and any member of Congress who gives the group aid, comfort or justification is in violation of their constitutional oath and must be removed.

Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - NY Post: Expel Hamas' propagandists in Congress — and don't give the terrorists taxpayer cash Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367647

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