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The White House labeled congressional calls for an Israeli ceasefire following a recent Hamas attack as “disgraceful” and “wrong.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre addressed the matter during a press briefing, responding to questions regarding President Biden’s stance on congressional opinions that seemed to equate Israel’s actions with the Hamas terror attack.

Jean-Pierre stated, “We believe they’re repugnant and we believe they’re disgraceful,” without referencing any specific lawmakers—however, Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) from the Democratic party advocated for a ceasefire and de-escalation.

Criticism also surrounded comments from Omar and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), which described Israel as an apartheid state and demanded an end to US funding for the country. Jean-Pierre emphasized, “There can be no equivocation about that. There are not two sides here.”


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