Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) draped himself in an Israel flag as he joined the practically 300,000 individuals gathered on the Nationwide Mall in Washington, DC, Tuesday in help of the Jewish state because it wages battle in opposition to Hamas terrorists.
The Pennsylvania Democrat was photographed on the March for Israel rally with the blue and white flag wrapped over his trademark hoodie as he greeted attendees.
Fetterman has been unequivocal in his staunch help of Israel since Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist assault regardless of going through some left-wing backlash over his stance.
“After all I’m right here, how may I not!” Fetterman told one rally-goer, in accordance with an attendee’s X publish.
A pointy-eyed X person pointed out that Fetterman used the strings on his hoodie to affix the flag to himself in “probably the most bipartisan act I’ve ever seen from a Senator.”
Fetterman’s fondness for the Israeli flag triggered a number of pro-Palestinian protesters outdoors the US Capitol final week, after the senator emerged from the constructing waving a small Star of David flag above his head as some demonstrators have been being arrested.
“Disgrace! What a joke!” a number of the booing protesters shouted as Fetterman strolled by.
In his workplace, the senator additionally shows the posters of the harmless Israelis kidnapped by Hamas terrorists throughout their lethal raid which additionally killed 1,200 individuals.
“They may keep up till each single particular person is safely returned residence,” Fetterman famous in a video posted on X.
Fetterman has additionally argued in opposition to a cease-fire within the battle, which has reportedly angered a few of his supporters and former staffers.
“Now will not be the time to speak a couple of ceasefire. We should help Israel in efforts to eradicate the Hamas terrorists who slaughtered harmless males, ladies, and youngsters,” the previous lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania stated in anOct. 18 publish on X. “Hamas doesn’t need peace, they wish to destroy Israel. We are able to discuss a ceasefire after Hamas is neutralized.”
Fetterman, nonetheless, has remained a harsh critic of congressional Republican efforts to decouple US navy help for Israel from a separate help proposal for Ukraine because it defends itself in opposition to Russia’s invasion.
On Tuesday he referred to as on his GOP colleagues within the higher chamber to stop efforts to move a stand-alone Israel help invoice.
“Israel and Ukraine are going by means of existential threats. We have to ship help to BOTH, and my Republican colleagues want to chop the crap,” Fetterman wrote on X.
“This isn’t a recreation,” he added.