John Fetterman breaks ranks and devastates his former Democrat allies

After Fetterman’s stroke, many thought he would never make it at Capitol Hill. Now he’s recovered and surprising everyone.

Because he broke ranks and devastated his former Democrat allies.

The Democrat Party is starting to show signs of fracturing.

Not long ago, whatever the party leaders said was followed as if it was the Word of God.

But now some aren’t willing to stand for it.

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., criticized his Democratic colleagues on Thursday for failing to condemn Iran’s strike on Israel in response to the deadly bombing of its Syrian consulate earlier this month.

“I sincerely thought I’d never witness members of my party refuse to condemn Iran – one of the world’s leading terrorism sponsors – after launching hundreds of drones against our special ally, Israel,” Fetterman wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “No words.”

More than a dozen House Democrats voted against a resolution denouncing Iran for launching missiles at Israel over the weekend. According to U.S. officials, 99% of these were intercepted.

The move, in retribution for Israel’s attack on its Damascus consulate, marked a significant escalation of hostilities in Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas.

Despite decades of hostility, Iran has never openly invaded Israel, instead using proxy troops in Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

Thursday’s resolution criticizing Iran was easily carried, 404 to 14. Thirteen Democrats voted against the resolution, including “Squad” members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Cori Bush (D-MO), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

Only one House Republican, Rep. Thomas Massive (R-Ky.), voted against the bill.

Israel’s battle against Hamas began on October 7, 2023, when terrorists from the pro-Palestinian terror group attacked southern Israel, killing over 1,000 people.

The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry, which does not distinguish between fighters and civilians, claims that over 30,000 Palestinians have died in the intervening months.

Fetterman’s unwavering support for Israel has irritated his Democratic colleagues on numerous occasions since October 7.

Fetterman stated earlier this week that he would never “capitulate to the fringe” of his political party. On Tuesday, he slammed anti-Israel protesters who obstructed bridges or key roads.

“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but blocking a bridge or berating folks in Starbucks isn’t righteous, it just makes you an a—hole,” Fetterman wrote on X. “Demand Hamas to send every hostage back home and surrender.”

The war between Hamas and Israel has divided Democrats greatly.

In fact, a Gallup poll just last month showed 38% of Democrats supporting Israel, 49% supporting Palestinians, and 13% showing no preference for either.

The waters are much muddier compared to Republicans who are united 78% in support of Israel, 11% for Palestinians, and 11% with no preference.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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