(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas, Joe Biden is facing a wave of criticism within his own party. High-profile Democrats and federal employees are publicly questioning his stance on Israel.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a member of the progressive “Squad,” slammed Biden through a social media platform, where she shared a video culminating with the claim, “Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people.”
In a pointed critique, Tlaib addressed Biden directly in the video: “Mr. President, the American people are not with you on this one,” and with an eye on future elections, she cautioned, “We will remember in 2024.”
The discord extends to federal employees, with Sylvia Yacoub, a State Department official, openly criticizing Biden’s request for increased military aid to Israel. She labeled the administration’s policy as “complicit in genocide” and deemed Kamala Harris’s meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as disconnected, given their shared support for Israel’s self-defense and humanitarian efforts in Gaza.
Yacoub took her dissent further by circulating a dissent cable via email within the State Department, seeking support for a policy shift on the Israel-Hamas conflict, as reported by Axios.
These instances reflect a broader discontent with the Biden administration’s policies. Last month, a State Department official resigned, and around 400 congressional staff anonymously voiced opposition to additional U.S.-Israel aid.
Despite opposition, the U.S. remains committed to Israel, promising billions in aid as part of a significant financial package supporting Israel and Ukraine amid their conflicts. The House, led by Republicans, has approved substantial aid for Israel. However, its passage is uncertain in the Senate due to Democratic calls for a comprehensive bill that aligns with Biden’s legislative agenda.
In a recent diplomatic effort, Secretary of State Antony Blinken proposed a “humanitarian pause” in Israel to allow essential supplies into Gaza. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to consider it without the release of all hostages. Blinken maintains that such a ceasefire could safeguard civilians and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid while facilitating the release of over 240 hostages believed to be held by Hamas.