White House Lambasts ‘The Squad’ For ‘Disgraceful’ Remarks on Cutting U.S. Aid to Israel

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said demands to cut U.S. assistance to Israel were disgraceful, referring to recent remarks from some members of  “The Squad” Democrats — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO).  Rep. Tlaib referred to Israel as an apartheid state, saying, “As long as our country provides billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government, this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue.” Rep. Bush said, “As part of achieving a just and lasting peace, we must do our part to stop this violence and trauma by ending U.S. government support for Israeli military occupation and apartheid.”  These remarks come just days after Israel was hit by the most devastating attack in the nation’s history.  When asked for the Biden administration’s stance on Tlaib’s words, Jean-Pierre responded, “We believe they’re wrong, we believe they’re repugnant, and we believe they’re disgraceful.”