White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that statements by left-wing Democrats equivocating between Israel and Palestinian Hamas terrorists were “wrong,” “repugnant,” and “disgraceful.”
As Breitbart News has reported, several left-wing Democrats, including members of the so-called “Squad,” issued statements in response to last weekend’s massive Hamas terror attack that called for “immediate ceasefire & de-escalation” and blamed Israel for Palestinian civilian casualties.
Other left-wing groups, including many student organizations at Harvard and other Ivy League schools, squarely blamed Israel for the terror committed against it — which has claimed roughly 1,000 Israeli lives, as of this writing, most of them civilians.
Asked at a White House press briefing to comment on the statements by these Democrats, Jean-Pierre said:
We believe they’re wrong, we believe they’re repugnant, and we believe they’re disgraceful. Our condemnation belongs suqarely with the terrorists who have brutally murdered, raped, and kidnapped hundreds, hundreds of Israelis. There can be no equivocation about that. There are not two sides here. There are not two sides. President Biden has been clear on where he has stood.
Jean-Pierre has, in the past, taken radical left-wing stances against Israel and the Israeli government.
Earlier, President Joe Biden had Biden said that Israel has the “right” and the “duty” to respond to terrorism from Hamas. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the U.S. would support Israel’s war effort “for as long as they need to ensure that Israel is safe and secure.”
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.