Posted 20 days ago
As President Biden faces a threat of rebellion within his own party for his support of Israel, Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is daring voters to risk letting another candidate win, according to a column published Sunday.
Fetterman compared Democrats' lackluster support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 to the current presidential election.
"Fetterman, who has delighted in trolling left-wing critics by resolutely standing with Israel since Oct. 7, told me young voters should consider the implications of enabling a candidate who would likely give Netanyahu even more of a free hand," Politico columnist Jonathan Martin wrote Sunday.
"I said the same thing in 2016 to voters, I said: ‘Hey, you know what, you don’t like Clinton, you know what f--k around and find out what Trump is going to be about and, hey guess what, how’d you like it?’" Fetterman said, according to Politico.
The Pennsylvania senator, unlike other members of his party, has signaled strong support for Israel in its war with Hamas.
Fetterman's position on Israel differs greatly from that of several progressive Democrats in the House and Senate and was reaffirmed in January when Fetterman spoke at a leadership luncheon hosted by the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center in Washington, D. C.
He questioned why those who targeted Israel through demonstrations around the United States and the world are not "protesting Hamas."
"They're blocking tunnels, they're blocking roads," Fetterman said. "Why? Why aren’t they protesting, ‘When will we get the hostages back home?’ Why aren’t they protesting Hamas? Why aren't they protesting systemic rape and torture of Israeli women and children?"... (Read more)