Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement condemning Hamas for their recent acts of terrorism and calling on the Biden administration to reaffirm the United States’ longstanding commitment to Israel:
“These rocket attacks confirm once again that there is no moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas. Hamas seeks in no uncertain terms to destroy Israel and murder its people. They are a terrorist organization that feeds off conflict and hatred. They will never accept peace, but will sink to the lowest levels of inhumanity to promote violence, including attacking Israeli civilians and civilian targets and using Palestinian women and children as human shields.
“In the face of this reemerging threat to one of our closest allies, the United States should immediately reaffirm its longstanding commitment to Israel. I commend the Biden administration for condemning Hamas and affirming Israel’s right to self-defense. It must not bow to progressive voices who seek to draw a false equivalency between our ally Israel and the terrorists in Hamas. The Administration must also stand with Israel at the UN and block any effort by the Security Council to condemn Israel for exercising its right to self-defense. Congress, for its part, should maintain its bipartisan track record of providing security assistance to Israel: no restrictions on funding and no new conditions on aid. And if additional needs arise, we should act on them without delay.”