Nancy Mays warns her colleagues in the House of Representatives not to remain silent regarding Hamas’ sexual attacks on Israeli women – LSB

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Republican Representative from South Carolina, Nancy Mace, called on her colleagues in the House of Representatives not to condemn the sexual violence suffered by Israeli women at the hands of Hamas.

“Where are the women’s groups that claim to be fighting for women around the world that have been completely silent on this issue? Then look at my colleagues in the House of Representatives. Where are they?” Mays said on Fox News Sunday.

Videos and photos posted on social media, as well as Israeli police accounts, detailed that Israeli women faced violent rapes after Hamas launched attacks on the country on October 7.

Mace responded to a series of clips showing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and philanthropist Sheryl Sandberg publicly condemning the rape and sexual assault of Israeli women by Hamas as the war rages on.

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Nancy Mays on Fox News Sunday

South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace joins “Fox News Sunday.” (Fox News)

Mace said she agreed with Clinton, Gillibrand and Sandberg’s condemnation of the crimes, but questioned why her colleagues in the House of Representatives did not also condemn the violence. She specifically criticized Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal and her “excuses last week.”

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“Representative Jayapal, her excuses last week, I mean we now know that Hamas, in their battle plan, was going to come in and systematically rape, mutilate and kill these Israeli women,” she said.

Israeli artillery

FILE – An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell from southern Israel toward the Gaza Strip, at a location near the Israel-Gaza border, November 6, 2023. Americans have become more inclined to describe Israel as an ally who shares the interests and policies of the United States. since the start of the war with Hamas, but they are divided on whether Israel has gone too far in its response to last month’s attack, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwegenberg)

“I am a rape survivor,” said Mayes, who revealed in 2019 that she was a victim of rape as a teenager. “But the difference here is that I survived, but many of these Israeli women did not.”

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Jayapal came under fire last Sunday after an appearance on CNN where she was pressed about Hamas’ sexual violence against women, repeatedly redirecting the conversation to Israel while saying she “absolutely” condemned Hamas’ rape of Israeli women. The Democratic representative in Washington issued a statement shortly after the interview in which she made clear that she condemns the rape of Israeli women.

Jayapal at the House Judiciary Hearing

Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington state, angered many when she was asked about Hamas’s atrocities. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“Let me be absolutely clear again that I unequivocally condemn Hamas’ use of rape and sexual violence as an act of war. It is horrific, and across the world, we must stand with our sisters, our families, and survivors of rape and sexual assault everywhere. She said in a press statement on Monday, to condemn this violence and hold its perpetrators accountable.

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Mace continued in her interview on Fox News that it was “shameful” that some of her colleagues in the House of Representatives did not publicly condemn violent crimes.

Nancy Mace is surrounded by Capitol Hill reporters

UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 14: Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., speaks with reporters after a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Thursday, September 14, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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“I can’t think of anything more shameful than to see these women’s groups, to see women on the left, women in the House of Representatives — my colleagues on the left — who refuse to say what this is, and it’s shameful. It’s disgusting, it’s shameful.” “. “It is brutal, and we must condemn it in every corner of our country,” Mace said.

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