Netanyahu Slams Schumer’s ‘Outrageous’ Speech in Senate Meeting

( – On March 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave a speech on the Senate floor, talking about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The seasoned politician said he’s known the PM for a “very long time,” and while he has respect for Netanyahu, he believes the leader of Israel has “lost his way.” Schumer called for a “new election” in Israel. Recently, the prime minister reacted to the senator’s words.

On March 20, Netanyahu met virtually with Senate Republicans when he reported called Schumer’s call for a new election “outrageous” and “inappropriate.” The New York senator reportedly declined the prime minister’s request to speak with Senate Democrats.

Israel’s leader told GOP senators that he plans to continue trying to eliminate Hamas, stating he had to unleash a ground assault on Rafah to accomplish the task. Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) said Netanyahu was “sensitive” to civilian casualties in the region and admitted there was a need for more humanitarian aid.

On the same day that the PM spoke with Republican lawmakers, Schumer defended his previous 40-minute speech. The Senate majority leader said his words came from a place of “real love for Israel.” In fact, he visited the country shortly after the Hamas attack. But he believes “Israel cannot survive if it becomes a pariah.”

However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters that he told Netanyahu it wasn’t the United States’ business to give “election” or “military campaign” advice to a “democratic ally.” Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) said the GOP senators told Netanyahu that “Israel ha[d] every right to defend” itself, and that’s “exactly what they continue to do.”

Reports show that around 30,000 people have died in Gaza since the beginning of the Israel/Hamas war in October 2023 — and that estimate is likely conservative. The casualties have been mostly women and children.

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