‘Some Of America’s Leaders Need To Be Shaken’: Pennsylvania GOP Senate Candidate Blasts Dems Abandoning Israel
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After viewing in Tel Aviv the 47-minute compilation of recordings and videos memorializing the horrifying atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7, Pennsylvania GOP senatorial candidate David McCormick ripped Democrats who are attacking Israel and abandoning support for the Jewish state, writing, “Some of America’s leaders need to be shaken.”

In McCormick’s Wall Street Journal opinion piece, he began,  “You could hear the demented joy through the phone. A young man standing in the Mefalsim kibbutz called his parents back in Gaza to brag about murdering 10 Jews on Oct. 7. They were elated.”

After noting some of the atrocities committed by Hamas, McCormick took aim at Democrats: “The footage should be a wake-up call for those in power and mandatory viewing for every member of Congress, Biden administration official, and delegate to the United Nations. It’s a window into the evil underlying Hamas, and jihadism more broadly, that will shake any leader with a conscience.”

“Some of America’s leaders need to be shaken,” he continued. “Thus far, Israel has counted on bipartisan U.S. support, but the chorus of Democratic dissenters is growing louder, influenced by pro-Hamas activists in our streets. … It’s time for politicians in both parties to take an unequivocal stand for Israel.”

“In Israel, my wife and I found a determined and courageous people willing to fight to stop this evil. Israel’s entire society rallied to care for Oct. 7 survivors and their families while burying those lost with dignity and care,” he stated. “They’ve sent 360,000 of their sons and daughters to serve in this war. As a U.S. Army officer who served in combat during the 1991 Gulf War, I have always admired the resilience of the Israeli people. They maintain a free society with all the rights we take for granted in America just a short jeep ride away from thugs who would slit their throats. They raise the flag of freedom where it is hard to do so—and ask only that we not sell them out in return.”

“Doing so would also be to sell out the American people,” he asserted. “Oct. 7 was a reminder of the threat posed to the civilized world by radical jihadists and Iranian proxies. If Israel falters, we are next. Just last month a Hamas spokesman said, ‘We need violent acts against American and British interests everywhere.’”

Then McCormick turned to Hamas’ sponsor, Iran: “Yet U.S. policy enables the true perpetrator of the atrocities in Gaza: Iran.” He also called out his Democratic opponent: “The senator I am challenging in this year’s election, Bob Casey, cast a decisive vote on the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. In November President Biden reissued a sanctions waiver that freed up more than $10 billion for Tehran even as its proxies were holding American citizens hostage in Gaza. Messrs. Biden and Casey’s Iran policy is appeasement, and that’s why the Iranians feel confident enough to go on offense against Israel and against American sailors.”

He noted that Israel’s leaders, despite any differences they might have, gave the same message to McCormick: “They are eternally grateful to the American people, and they believe America’s moral clarity is vital in today’s dangerous world.”

“If I am honored to represent the people of Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate this time next year, I will stand with Israel and for a strong America,” he concluded.

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