‘Destroy Every Element Of Hamas’: Marco Rubio Rejects Call For Ceasefire In Confrontation With Left-Wing Activist

"These people are vicious animals who did horrifying crimes, and I hope you guys post that.”
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 25: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stops to talk to reporters as he arrives in the Capitol from the Senate subway on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) slammed calls for Israel to agree to a longer ceasefire with Hamas terrorists when he was confronted by a Left-wing activist in a video posted to social media Wednesday. 

In the video, Medea Benjamin — an activist and co-founder of radical Left-wing anti-war organization Code Pink — stopped Rubio in a hallway and asked him if he would call for a ceasefire. 

“No, I will not,” Rubio replied. “Are you guys filming this? I want you guys to get this. I want Israel to destroy every element of Hamas they can get their hands on. These people are vicious animals who did horrifying crimes, and I hope you guys post that.” 

Benjamin attempted to press Rubio further, asking him, “What about the civilians being killed every day?”

“I blame Hamas. Hamas should stop hiding behind civilians,” the Florida senator said. “Hamas knew that this was going to lead to this, so Hamas has to stop building their military installations underneath the hospital.” 

The Code Pink co-founder continued to berate Rubio.

“So you don’t care that 15,000 have died, you don’t care about the babies that are getting killed every day?” she asked, referencing a claim from Palestinian sources that has been disputed, as Hamas has lied about casualty numbers before. 

“I think it’s terrible, and I think Hamas is 100% to blame … make sure you post that please,” Rubio told the person filming the interaction before he walked away. 


Hamas leaders agreed to abide by a temporary ceasefire last week as Israel attempted to negotiate for the release of hostages taken into the Gaza Strip by the terrorist group during its brutal attack on October 7. The terrorists have violated the temporary ceasefire multiple times this week, however. The Israel Defense Forces said on Tuesday that its troops were attacked in multiple locations, and on Thursday, Hamas took credit for a terror attack at a bus stop in Jerusalem that killed three.


The war between Israel and Hamas entered its 55th day on Thursday after Hamas launched a brutal attack on the country on October 7, killing more than 1,200 people and taking hundreds more as hostages. Since the temporary ceasefire was agreed upon last week, 97 hostages have been released in exchange for over 200 Palestinian prisoners being held by Israel. Israel believes Hamas is hanging onto around 145 hostages in the Gaza Strip, including 15 women and children, according to The Times of Israel

RELATED: ‘We Will Expose The Hamas Lie Of Inflated Civilian Casualties’: IDF Spokesman

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