U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) was recently met with a group of anti-Israel protesters from the far-left organization Code Pink. The encounter, which took place on Wednesday, saw the senator not only stand his ground but also deliver a strong rebuttal to the activists’ accusations.
The incident occurred when the Code Pink activists approached Hawley in a bid to challenge his endorsement for Israel. Their confrontation with the senator was part of a broader protest against an impending vote on a national security package, which could potentially provide aid to Israel.
In the face of these accusations, Hawley did not shy away from expressing his views. He responded assertively to the activists, accusing them of supporting terrorism. “You are pro-terrorist,” the senator told the protesters.
Here’s my message to anyone saying Israel doesn’t have a right to defend itself: you are pro-terrorist pic.twitter.com/jpgRd3nF2a
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 7, 2024
The debate between Hawley and the Code Pink activists was captured on video and has since been widely circulated on social media platforms. It shows the senator defending his stance on Israel and arguing against the protesters’ claims.
Hawley’s confrontation with the activists highlights the ongoing political tension surrounding U.S. support for Israel, particularly in light of the recent conflicts in the Middle East. This incident underscores the senator’s firm stance on supporting Israel, even when faced with direct opposition.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time Hawley has spoken out against anti-Israel sentiments. In the past, he has criticized George Washington University for permitting anti-Israel messaging and has even urged the Department of Justice to investigate the funding of far-left, anti-Israel student groups.
As the debate over U.S. support for Israel continues, this incident serves as a reminder of the strong views held by many politicians, like Senator Hawley, who remain steadfast in their support for Israel.