Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz criticized Vice President Kamala Harris for allegedly pushing President Biden and other administration officials to be more sympathetic to the Palestinians.
His comments come after Politico reported on Thursday that Harris has recently been pressing officials in the Biden administration, including Biden himself, to be more sympathetic to the Palestinians and show more concern about the damage in Gaza.
A person close to the vice president’s office told the newspaper that the United States should start taking a “tougher” stance toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a statement to Fox News, Cruz said: “From day one, Biden administration officials have been pathologically obsessed with undermining Israel. Unfortunately and infuriating, this obsession has continued in the wake of the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7. The costs to America and Israel’s national security are enormous.” “. disastrous.”
The White House refutes a report about Biden and Harris’ division over the Palestinians
The source allegedly said that Harris was “more forceful in pursuing long-term peace and a two-state solution.”
Harris’ press secretary, Kirsten Allen, told the outlet, “There is no disagreement between the president and the vice president, and there never was,” adding that the vice president and Biden “were clear: Israel has the right and the responsibility to defend itself; humanity.” Aid must be allowed to flow into Gaza, innocent civilians must be protected, and the United States remains committed to the two-state solution.
The White House is silent on reports that Biden administration staff are protesting the president’s policy toward Israel
“I would caution the media against citing anonymous sources in ‘orbit’ regarding sensitive national security conversations between the President and Vice President taking place in the Oval Office,” Allen said.
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The report comes after Biden said during a fundraising campaign on Tuesday that Israel was losing global support.
“Guys, look, if you think about it, one of the things that Bibi understands, I think, now — but I’m not sure Ben Gvir and his war cabinet understands that, who I’ve spoken to several times — is that Israel’s security It could depend on the United States, but now it has more than the United States. “It has the European Union, it has Europe, and most of the world supports it. But they are starting to lose this support because of the indiscriminate bombing that is taking place.”