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Sun Apr 14, 2024, 09:24 PM Apr 14

John Fetterman Shoots Down Biden's Approach on Iran [View all]

Wow. I'm not impressed.


John Fetterman Shoots Down Biden’s Approach on Iran
“It’s astonishing that we are not standing firmly with Israel,” the Democratic senator said on Sunday.
Corbin Bolies
Media Reporter
Published Apr. 14, 2024 11:06AM EDT

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) pushed back on Sunday against President Joe Biden’s reported warning to Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. would not join in an attack against Iran, repeating his monthslong refrain that the U.S. should unconditionally support Israel.

“It’s astonishing that we are not standing firmly with Israel,” Fetterman told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. “There should never be any time for conditions—all of that when a nation can launch hundreds of drones towards Israel—and I’m not going to be talking about conditions ever.”


Fetterman has emerged as one of a faction of elected Democrats who maintain total support for Israel despite the country’s bombardment of Gaza after the Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas. The war in Gaza has resulted in the deaths of more than 33,000 Palestinians, according to the Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Health. Still, Fetterman has remained unequivocal, even as his support among younger voters waned earlier this year.

Corbin Bolies

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Fetterman Saw Anti-Semitism First-Hand Deep State Witch Apr 14 #1
Biden only said that he would not support an Israeli attack on Iran, wnylib Apr 14 #2
Mahalo for your well reasoned response! Cha Apr 14 #3
PS I like Sen Fetterman but Im Cha Apr 14 #4
Same here. Fetterman is a good Senator. wnylib Apr 14 #5
A response wouldn't necessarily be an attack. Groundhawg Apr 14 #7
Maybe you're content to sit by and let Israel* start WW3 without a peep from the U.S., Sen. Fetterman. 50 Shades Of Blue Apr 14 #6
beeb is just trying to stay out of prison. Joe is trying to keep the world in one piece. MOMFUDSKI Apr 14 #8
Netanyanu is a RWer who is aligned with his Israeli far right coalition wnylib Apr 14 #12
He's free to speak. Igel Apr 14 #14
OT a little bit.. I like the Cha Apr 14 #9
I fully assume this will be met with equal vitriol Cuthbert Allgood Apr 14 #10
I will take 'What is centrist selective outrage?' for 200 dollars, Alex. Celerity Apr 14 #13
When the "Squad" advocates for action that could readily lead to a wide regional war or even WWIII, I'll agree hlthe2b Apr 15 #16
I think he's wrong. We are standing firmly with Israel but ecstatic Apr 14 #11
Schumer needs to have a tough discussion with Fetterman. Period. hlthe2b Apr 15 #15
Message auto-removed Name removed Apr 15 #17
Not good John. . Emile Apr 15 #18
Biden knows what he's doing. He's more thnan capable of putting on a suit and tie Autumn Apr 15 #19
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