Former Senator Joe Lieberman slammed Senator Bernie Sanders and members of “The Squad” for calling to block US arms sales to Israel amid the Gaza conflict on FOX Business’s “Mornings with Maria”.
JOE LIEBERMAN: We’re not all on the same page. I would say those furthest from the page, which is the equity and American interests and values page, are Senator Sanders and the members of “The Squad.” They seem unable to distinguish between Hamas – a group that has been listed as foreign terrorists by the US State Department and an enemy of the US and our ally, Israel – and the other side. , Israel, one of our closest allies in the world and a democratic country. Jumping on Israel, threatening to withdraw arms sales to Israel in this kind of conflict is just outrageously unfair.
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I think Hamas failed [to get back at their enemies] thanks to a very strong response from Israel, the effectiveness of the American Israeli Iron Dome ballistic missile system. And I think the quiet and efficient diplomacy of President Biden, which has not been trained by the leftist Democratic Party to take a predominantly anti-Israel position. It was Hamas and Iran’s fault, not Israel’s.
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I hope this experience will change the attitude of people in the Biden administration who are [negotiating] a new nuclear deal with Iran. You cannot trust Iran. They want to hurt us. They want to hurt our allies.