Megyn Kelly blasted progressive members of Congress who released statements blaming Israel in the aftermath of the Hamas terror attack that killed at least 900 Israelis.
In particular, Kelly called out Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush, both of whom released statements over the weekend calling Israel an “apartheid state” and calling for an end to the “military occupation” of Gaza.
Kelly opened her show on Monday discussing the surprise attack on Israel carried out by Palestinian terrorists. She highlighted some details of the horrific attacks, including the rapes and murders of young women, children and the elderly.
She said there are “raging anti-Semites in the halls of Congress.”
‘Rashida Tlaib of course, Predictably, she is the only Palestinian American she is a member of Congressfinally tweeting – she shut up and finally tweeted… 100% she blames Israel,” Kelly said.
Rep. Cori Bush, Kelly said, is directing her “never-ending life of grudge” against Israel.
Smoke rises from Gaza after a retaliatory attack by Israel on October 9, 2023
Speaking to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kelly said:You have some raging anti-Semites in the halls of Congress. Thank you, Minnesota. Thank you, Missouri. Thank you very much, The Bronx, where AOC reportedly came from.”
“They’re open about it, they don’t even try to hide it, and they’re the reason a lot of this money is getting there. They really see Israel as the aggressor.”
The staunch conservative senator agreed, saying that “in today’s Democratic Party, anti-Semitism has been normalized.”
“These radical leftists hate the State of Israel… You remember a few years ago when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. And it turned out that she couldn’t get the conference to agree. Democrats could not come together and clearly condemn anti-Semitism,” he continued.
Kelly said that even in the wake of the weekend’s horrors, left-wing members of Congress who hate Israel should have had better sense than to blame Israelis while the ashes are still cooling.
“There are literally parents right now who are desperate for their babies. We saw the murders on the streets with our own eyes… A bus stop full of elderly women, dead, murdered, fallen over… Who would kill a baby? A senior? ‘
‘Evil. Just absolute evil. And all they want to do is say, ‘Well, they (Israel) are bad too,’ she said.
Bush and Tlaib, two hyper-progressive members of the Democratic Congressional Caucus, released statements this weekend condemning Israel as an “apartheid state” and shifting the blame for Hamas’s terror attacks to the Palestinians.
The aftermath of a major explosion in Gaza as Israel steps up its war efforts after attacks that killed more than 900 Israelis
On Saturday, 2,000 rockets were fired at Israeli cities, in addition to a ground attack in which women, children and the elderly were kidnapped, tortured and murdered by militant Palestinian terrorists.
‘I mourn for the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday, today and every day. “I am as determined as ever to fight for a just future where everyone can live in peace, without fear and with true freedom, equal rights and human dignity,” Tlaib wrote in her statement.
“The path to that future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, inhumane conditions that can lead to resistance.”
Tlaib called Israel an “apartheid state” and criticized the United States for providing “billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government.”
While that support continues, she wrote, “this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue,” blaming both the United States and Israel for Hamas’s actions that have left 900 Israelis dead and thousands injured and missing. .
‘The failure to acknowledge the violent reality of life under siege, occupation and apartheid makes no one safer. No human being, no child, anywhere, should suffer or live in fear of violence. We cannot ignore the humanity in each other,” she added.
Tlaib has made controversial comments about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict throughout her time in office. She has previously condemned Israeli policies towards settlements in the West Bank and around the Gaza Strip.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an ‘immediate ceasefire and de-escalation’ after Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday
Representative Ilhan Omar said “the violence will only repeat itself” and called on Israel to withdraw
Fellow member Cori Bush of Missouri boycotted Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s joint address to Congress last summer and released a statement Saturday urging the U.S. to end its support for “Israeli military occupation and apartheid.”
Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, another Squad member and along with Tlaib one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, identified Hamas in her condemnation of the violence in Israel.
“I condemn the heinous acts we see taking place in Israel today against children, women, the elderly and unarmed people who are being slaughtered and held hostage by Hamas.”
“Such senseless violence will only repeat the back-and-forth cycle we have seen,” she wrote.
She also expressed herself condolences to the people in the Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip.
“Reminder: Gaza has no shelters or an iron dome and please pray for them,” the progressive lawmaker wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “May peace prevail in the region and move us toward a moral awakening to concern about the human suffering we see. Palestinians are people under siege and deserve protection from the international community.”
Some were moved to remind Omar that Hamas, Gaza’s democratically elected leaders, should have considered spending public money on shelters instead of rockets used to attack Israel.
Other Squad members, including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, called for an “immediate ceasefire and de-escalation” in the region.
“Today is devastating for all who seek lasting peace and respect for human rights. I condemn Hamas’s attack in the strongest possible terms. No child and family should ever endure this kind of violence and fear, and this violence will not solve the ongoing oppression and occupation in the region,” AOC wrote.
Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley said: “These devastating attacks on Israelis are deeply alarming and my heart breaks for the victims and their loved ones. We need an immediate ceasefire and de-escalation. It is long past time to break this cycle of violence and trauma and work towards a just and lasting peace in the region.”
Her statement was criticized for dismissing the need for Israel to defend itself.
“The team told Israel to withdraw after it was attacked and hundreds of civilians were slaughtered,” an X user responded to the statement.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman said, “I strongly condemn Hamas’ heinous attacks and am saddened by the loss of precious lives, especially on the holy day of Simchat Torah. We need a way to end this deadly violence that is killing and traumatizing generations of Israelis. and Palestinians – including the blockade of Gaza.”
‘I have been to the Gaza border and know that Israelis and Palestinians live in constant fear. We must work harder to ensure peace in the region.”
Conservative radio host Jason Rantz responded, “Bowman can’t just condemn terrorism. He needs to include his ignorant criticism of Israel.”
Hamas’ surprise attack on Saturday morning came just one day after the 50th anniversary of the start of the Yom Kippur War, in which Israel battled existential threats from hostile neighbors led by Egypt and Syria.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately declared a state of war and has since promised “mighty revenge” against the Israeli attackers, which will end in victory for his country.