Jewish Republicans and GOP Leaders Gather in Las Vegas to Condemn Squad’s Stance on Hamas

Jewish Republicans and GOP Leaders Gather in Las Vegas to Condemn Squad’s Stance on Hamas

At a Jewish Summit in Las Vegas, Republican speakers ripped against the squad.

Members of the squad are “regurgitating Hamas talking points… and calling for Israel not to defend itself,” according to Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders.

Three weeks after Hamas attacked Israel, Republican lawmakers, state leaders, and potential 2024 presidential candidates convened for a Jewish summit.

Jewish Republicans and their friends are still incensed at progressive members of Congress, and they are directing their rage at American lawmakers who have refused to publicly denounce Hamas’ heinous terrorist attack.

The Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit takes place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, and brings together GOP politicians and candidates for Congress in 2024.

The meeting, which featured an all-star roster of GOP officials, was scheduled prior to Hamas’s attack on Israel earlier this month.

However, the event took on an entirely new significance as American Jews seek to unite in the wake of the devastating terrorist assaults that claimed the lives of about 1,500 Israelis.

At least a dozen American individuals remain missing and over thirty have been confirmed killed.

As Jewish voters were wrapping up Shabbat dinner, Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders made the following statement: “The sad thing is, President [Joe] Biden is only a small part of the problem.”

“Members of the House of Representatives are simply repeating talking points from Hamas,” she remarked.

Additionally, the team is advocating for a ceasefire, which is actually an excuse for Israel to refrain from self-defense.

Left-wing demonstrators are shouting for the destruction of Israel and dressing in Palestinian flags in cities all throughout the western world.

Members of the “squad,” who are progressive parliamentarians, have demanded ceasefires and held Israel accountable for the deaths of innocent Palestinians during counterattacks against Hamas militants in Gaza.

Republicans, meantime, have taken exception at these statements and said that those advocating for a ceasefire are subtly suggesting that Israel lacks the right to protect its independence.

During the RJC Shabbat dinner on Friday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) referred to these progressive members as “insane.”

In front of a packed house of Republican voters, the Florida Republican declared, “We also have people who have been elected in our country to represent us, are paid with our tax dollars, who are saying the most insane and anti-semitic things.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a progressive from Minnesota, was quoted by him as saying that it is “scary to work with members of Congress who condemn Hamas attack on Israel.”

He continued by quoting Rep. Tashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the first-ever Palestinian-American legislator.

“I’m ashamed of members of Congress who won’t demand a ceasefire,” said Tlaib.

He bemoaned, “After she keeps repeating the lies that Israel bombed the hospital.”

During Friday’s Shabbat Dinner at the RJC Summit, Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) also spoke and offered criticism for the squad members.

He pointed out that the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting Israel in its defence against “barbaric” Hamas terrorists, which launched an unexpected, multi-front attack earlier this month that claimed the greatest number of Jewish lives in a single day since the Holocaust.

The resolution was approved by the House of Representatives with 412 votes, which is wonderful news.

It’s a good thing.

And, ladies and gentlemen, that vote says to the country and the world that the United States of America is in favour of Israel,’ Kustoff added.

He went on, “The bad news is that sixteen members of the House of Representatives either voted present or no.”

“Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ihan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are among those ‘no’ votes.”

I now firmly believe that these are anomalies.

However, ladies and gentlemen, those people are loudmouth outliers.

Omar and Tlaib may have made some of the more blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, but Ocasio-Cortez received the loudest jeers and boos from the audience.

This year’s annual summit at the Venetian Convention and Expo Centre on the Vegas Strip began with a Shabbat Dinner that included speeches by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Kustoff, Gov. Scott, and the governor of Arkansas, Sarah Sanders, the former press secretary for President Donald Trump.

“We stand here in Nevada, with Israel and the Jewish community, unequivocally and unapologetically,” Lombardo declared as he opened the conference on Friday night.

All of the leading Republican contenders for president in 2024 will make speeches during the summit’s morning programme on Saturday.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are among the contenders who will be speaking.

Representative Max Miller (R-Ohio), House Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner (R-Ohio), and House Way and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) will all speak at lunch.

The keynote speeches will then be given in the afternoon by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and newly appointed House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Among those attending dinner on Saturday are former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.).

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