This is happening with the support of the United States.
I don’t care how any spokesperson tries to spin this. The US vetoed the UN call for ceasefire.
If the Biden admin can’t stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to?
How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights? https://t.co/bXY99O3Wqp
And now it’s revealed that this person showed up to members of Congress’ doors with folks from the mob who infiltrated the Capitol, beat Capitol Police, and strung up nooses in front of the House.
If the shoe were on the other foot, the GOP would be calling for my expulsion. https://t.co/ccN01sjbBk
The fact that Kevin McCarthy, the House @GOPLeader, stripped Justin Amash of all committee seats for criticizing Trump, but has worked to protect this person from consequences (including pretending he doesn’t see it) tells you this is happening with the support of GOP leadership. https://t.co/10OnclroLV
According to DoD timelines of 1/6:
1:05pm - Insurrectionist movements towards Capitol reported
1:26pm - USCP orders evac
1:34-3:19pm- Calls from DC Mayor, Pelosi, Schumer to Army Sec for help. No change.
Nat’l Guard commander Maj. Gen. Walker didn’t get approval until *5:08pm* https://t.co/cNEs6TmQuW
Blanket statements like these w/ little context or acknowledgement of what precipitated this cycle of violence - namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al Aqsa - dehumanize Palestinians & imply the US will look the other way at human rights violations. It’s wrong. https://t.co/afCgoGdiMG
Utterly shameful for Yang to try to show up to an Eid event after sending out a chest-thumping statement of support for a strike killing 9 children, especially after his silence as Al-Aqsa was attacked.
But then to try that in Astoria? During Ramadan?! They will let you know. https://t.co/r721mHyfri
From the paramilitary violence in Colombia and Shiekh Jarrah, to the detention of children on our own border and the militarization of US police departments, the United States must seriously assess its role in state violence and condition aid.
We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence.
It is inhumane and the US must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians.
Manifestaciones y vigilias aquí en nuestra comunidad en solidaridad con la gente de Colombia.
El pueblo está cantando: ¡Medellín, amigo, Nueva York está contigo!
#SOSColombia 🇨🇴 https://t.co/CZOsqCQA5w
Vacunabus is in the building! (/street!) 🚎
I’m really excited about this project. Vaccine equity isn’t just about encouraging people to get vaccines, it’s about bringing vaccines to the people!
Shout out to @NYCMayorsOffice & @KarinesReyes87 for helping us make it happen ✨ https://t.co/XjDS0mKimT
Fun fact: the US Chamber of Commerce is a secretive business lobby that supported a $3M effort to primary me out of office last year bc I stand up to Wall Street. (They lost 🤗) Wal-mart was outed as a secret client.
If UI > wages, the solution is to actually pay a living wage. https://t.co/04C2pCEZsY
That’s funny, because Jamie Dimon didn’t give working people an itemized list of the school districts, public hospitals, infrastructure, or affordable housing projects he was helping defund when he pushed for the $2T GOP Tax Scam in 2017 w/ goodies for yacht and jet owners.
MSNBC’s @AliVelshi: “Palestinians are at best third-class citizens in the nation of their birth. The idea that it’s even remotely controversial to call what Israel has imposed on Palestinians a form of apartheid is laughable.” https://t.co/hyx3QVGVfU
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt says he's "shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza." Pruitt says AP is seeking information from the Israeli government. https://t.co/0s22koImto
"Israel has the absolute right to live in peace and security, but so do the Palestinians. I strongly believe that the United States has a major role to play in helping Israelis and Palestinians to build that future,” writes @BernieSanders. https://t.co/vNABZWX5L4
.@AOC: “This is a woman that’s deeply unwell. And clearly needs help. And her kind of fixation has lasted for several years now” and “raised concerns for other Members...I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professional.” https://t.co/7fj8g2Gzn8
Powerful words from @AyannaPressley: "We cannot remain silent when our government sends $3.8 billion of military aid to Israel that is used to demolish Palestinian homes, imprison Palestinian children, and displace Palestinian families. A budget is a reflection of our values." https://t.co/R8twLfyIpS
"This is our businesses. The United States must acknowledge its role in the injustice and human rights violations of Palestinians. This is not about both sides. This is about an imbalance of power." @AOC tonight on the House floor https://t.co/EruMXgNLvK
.@AOC in a speech on House floor: "This is not about both sides. This is about an imbalance of power." AOC adds: "The president stated that Israel has a right to self-defense... But do Palestinians have a right to survive?" https://t.co/ybIwzINUvk
We can't allow the forced displacement of Palestinians who have lived in Sheikh Jarrah for generations.
@RepMarieNewman & I led our colleagues urging @SecBlinken to demand Israel stop this displacement.
Even our allies must be held accountable for human rights violations. https://t.co/PiKAJPXGuz
Wow. AOC just backed ex-acting SecDef Miller into admitting that he didn't approve plan for the Nat Guard to deploy on 1/6 until 4:32, a difference from his claim that he ordered deployment at 3. That 4:32 order came after he talked to Pence (after calls from many panicked Dems)
We cannot just condemn rockets fired by Hamas and ignore Israel's state-sanctioned police violence against Palestinians—including unlawful evictions, violent attacks on protestors & the murder of Palestinian children.
U.S. aid should not be funding this violence. https://t.co/5ObpNIzMMg
Many will tell you Israel has a right to defend itself, to safety and security, but are silent on whether Palestinians have those rights too.
Until we can defend the rights of Palestinians just as we do Israelis, we have no leg to stand on when it comes to justice or peace.
‘If we wanna talk about Planned Parenthood, let’s talk about how many lives Planned Parenthood has saved’ — Watch @AOC expertly shut down the right’s arguments about abortion and the ‘sanctity of life’ https://t.co/Fji1a6pJHz