Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) commented on Fox News on Saturday that “the squad,” comprised of Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), were acting like “press secretaries” for Hamas and he thought the Senate should comment on their behavior.
“[T]here’s always been a really angry, antisemitic voice on the far left,” he said. “What’s different is these are now prominent members of Congress that are vocally — Representative [Ilhan] Omar accused Israel of carrying out acts of terrorism. That is a vicious lie. And to be honest, ‘The Squad’ is acting more like the press secretaries for Hamas terrorists than they are like United States Congressmen.”
Cruz said he would call for a resolution this week to approve the arms sale to Israel that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ocasio-Cortez both oppose, and force Democrat Senators to go on the record with a vote on the matter.
“I’m going to fight for a vote because there’s a lot of Democrats in the Senate who want to play footsie, who want to say, ‘Well, no. I don’t agree with that antisemitic language from ‘The Squad,” he said.
“Well, let’s vote,” he declared. “Let’s decide if you’re willing to send weapons to support Israel, or if you’re going to sashay up to the anti-Israel left, then you need to own it. And I hope we’re going to have a vote next week and decide which side of the line everyone stands on.”
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