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    Adam Schiff Says Schumer’s Remarks On PM Netanyahu ‘Should Be An Earthquake In Israel’

    By Phillip Nieto,


    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) comments regarding Israel should cause an “earthquake” in that country.

    Schumer last week called out the Israeli government for blocking humanitarian aid into Gaza and demanded that Israel hold new elections to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Congressional Republicans condemned Schumer for his comments, claiming he is attempting to interfere in Israel’s elections.

    Schiff joined CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday and told anchor Dana Bash that he “probably wouldn’t have gone as far” as Schumer did calling for immediate elections, he nonetheless believes the Senate leader’s comments should be a warning sign to Israel.

    BASH: I’m sure you heard the prime minister on the show a short while ago, rejecting the idea that he would commit to such elections. Where do you stand on this?

    SCHIFF: Well, you know, first of all, I want to highlight, that Chuck Schumer laid the responsibility for this war exactly where it lies. And that is with Hamas terrorists, that attacked and murdered and raped and tortured Israelis on October 7th and continues to hold hostages, continues, in a cowardly way, to use the Palestinian people as human shields, Hamas terrorists hiding behind women and children in Gaza. So the responsibility lies with Hamas. But I also agree with, Leader Schumer’s comments regarding the necessity of reducing civilian casualties in Gaza. And we are holding Israel to a high standard because we share not only national security interests with Israel, but also share our values with Israel. And while I wouldn’t go as far as the leader in setting out the timing of elections, the fact that Israel’s most staunch defender in the US Congress, Chuck Schumer, should be making these remarks should be an earthquake in Israel.

    We are Israel’s most important ally. We recognize Israel right to defend itself, but we also recognize the need for a two state solution. That ultimately is the way to not only resolve this conflict, but prevent future conflicts from taking place. So I think these remarks are incredibly important. And I as I would not go as far as them. I also recognize the significance of them coming from this incredible champion. The only other thing I want to mention, Dana, is the major impediment right now to assisting Israel in its duty to defend itself is the Republican leadership in the House, which will not bring up an Israel aid bill, even as it won’t bring up a Ukraine aid bill. And that has to change. We need to get that aid approved.

    Watch the clip above via CNN.

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