Squad member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is blasting the Biden Administration for refusing to back a UN resolution that called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas; it’s “shameful” says AOC.
“The Biden [administration] can no longer reconcile their professed concern for Palestinians and human rights while also single-handedly vetoing the UN’s call for ceasefire and sidestepping the entire US Congress to unconditionally back the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
Asked for a response to the congresswoman’s comments, a U.S. official told Fox News Digital on Monday, “Despite a rushed process and lack of consultation by the resolution’s authors, the United States engaged in good faith on the resolution. Nearly all of our recommendations were ignored.”
Thirteen countries voted in favor of the resolution, the U.S. voted against it, and the UK abstained.
“It would simply leave Hamas in place, able to regroup and repeat what it did on Oct. 7. Colleagues, a senior Hamas official recently stated the group intends to repeat the vile acts of Oct. 7, quote, again and again and again, unquote,” Robert Wood, the U.S. deputy ambassador to the U.N., said. “And yet this resolution essentially says Israel should just tolerate this, that it should allow this terror to go unchecked,” Wood said on Friday. “Although the United States strongly supports a durable peace in which both Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace and security, we do not support this resolution’s call for an unsustainable cease-fire that will only plant the seeds for the next war.”
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'Shameful': AOC blasts Biden admin for blocking UN Gaza cease-fire resolution https://t.co/f2xFFUBFxA
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