Israel war: Con­gres­sion­al lead­er­ship hit pro-Pales­tin­ian rhetoric of mem­bers of Con­gress

Israel war: Congressional leadership hit pro-Palestinian rhetoric of members of Congress

Con­gres­sion­al lead­ers spoke at a mas­sive pro-Israel ral­ly in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and hit the sen­ti­ment of some pro-Pales­tin­ian mem­bers of Con­gress.
Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) and House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) appeared onstage and addressed the crowd. So did House Minor­i­ty Leader Hakeem Jef­fries (D‑NY) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R‑IA). At one point, the typ­i­cal rivals joined hands in a show of bipar­ti­san sup­port for the Unit­ed States’s Mid­dle East­ern ally.
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In their address­es to the crowd, the con­gres­sion­al lead­ers made not-so-sub­tle jabs at the hand­ful of pro-Pales­tin­ian mem­bers of Con­gress, denounc­ing rhetoric used by them, which the lead­ers decried as pro-Hamas.

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA), House Minor­i­ty Leader Hakeem Jef­fries (D‑NY), Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY), and Sen. Joni Ernst (R‑IA) join a March for Israel ral­ly on the Nation­al Mall in Wash­ing­ton, Tues­day, Nov. 14, 2023.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

“When Hamas says ‘from the riv­er to the sea,’ they mean all the present-day Israel should be a Jew­ish-free land,” Schumer said, refer­ring to a con­tro­ver­sial c …