Schumer Slammed: ‘Inappropriate and Offensive’

( – Corroborating that the leftwing landscape is trying to sabotage Israel and the United States alliances, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) criticized the Senate’s leading Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY.), for his announcement urging Israelis to vote out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Cotton declared in a statement that “Chuck Schumer’s demand for new Israeli elections is inappropriate and offensive. Israel is a close ally and a healthy, vibrant democracy. The last thing Israel needs is the ‘foreign election interference’ that Democrats so often decry here.”

Schumer fulminated Netanyahu on the Senate floor, where he criticized him and said that the Jewish state’s leader “has lost his way” by forcefully responding to Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel, in which the terrorist group killed more than 1,200 Israelis.

The Senate’s majority head, who accused Netanyahu of being a collaborator with “extremist right-wing Israelis” and of being ” stuck in the past” went so far as to call the prime minister a “major obstacle to peace” on par with Hamas and the president of the Palestinian Authority.

“I believe a new election is the only way to allow for a healthy and open decision-making process about the future of Israel,” Schumer said.

Schumer, who not long ago shared images of himself in a warm embrace with Netanyahu is just the latest Democrat to express hostility toward Israel’s government as the party’s progressive wing criticizes the Jewish state for defending itself.

A few hours after Hamas attacked Israel, far-left “Squad” members Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) Schumer promptly pointed fingers at Israel for the conflict. In February, Bush, alongside Jamaal Bowman, orchestrated a fundraiser in concert with anti-Semitic figures who have justified terrorism.

Cotton was among numerous Republicans who reproached Schumer for his comments.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) criticized Schumer’s by saying, “call for the removal of a democratically elected leader of Israel” as not just “unprecedented” but also “grotesque and hypocritical,” and highlighted the irony in Democrats’ outcry over foreign intervention in our democracy.

“The Democratic Party doesn’t have an anti-Bibi problem,” McConnell said, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. “It has an anti-Israel problem.”

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