Moskowitz Reaffirms Majority of Democrats Support Israel

Moskowitz Reaffirms Majority of Democrats Support Israel

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
December 28, 2023

Is the perception of Democrats being the anti-Israel party accurate? Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) reiterated that the Democrats in the House who are critical of the Jewish State are a small minority during the "Common Ground" segment on Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier, saying that out of 214, only twelve can be considered consistently anti-Israel, and also spoke on the Biden Administration's response to a recent attack on US troops in Iraq.

Rep. Moskowitz did concede there was "a split" among Democrats over Israel but reminded viewers "You have seen dramatic bipartisan support" for it as well.

"There are a dozen or so, and some join them from time to time, but the overwhelming majority of Democrats, along with my colleagues across the aisle, support Israel. If you look at the bill [on] Israel's right to exist, there was only one 'no' vote on that in Congress," said Rep. Moskowitz, evidently referencing a resolution voted on near the end of November, with the single "no" vote" coming from Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY).

Additionally, Moskowitz offered commentary on a recent drone strike ordered by the Biden Administration after Iran-backed militants injured three American soldiers in an attack. This marked the 103rd attack on US installations in Iraq and Syria, which House Republicans such as Representative Cory Mills (R-FL) have said deserve a stronger response.

Moskowitz, on the other hand, said while these Iranian proxies are pushing the envelope, he did "think [the administration] should respond forcefully, but make sure, obviously, they do not give opportunity for someone to take advantage and widen the war."

As a result, he concluded, "This is going to take a while, and then obviously there is going to be time thereafter to figure out what happens with the remainder of Gaza and the West Bank and the Arab world, what will happen when Hamas's military capabilities are completely destroyed."

Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) similarly speculated on what happens after the war, pointing at the problem of Iran being able to fund Hamas and the difficulty of deradicalizing the remaining Palestinian population.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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