‘Hard Disagree’: Dem Senator Hits Back At Kamala Harris’ Remarks On Israel


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Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman hit back Sunday at Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks about Israel.

Harris refused to rule out that there would be “consequences” for Israel if they carried out an invasion of Rafah in an interview with Rachel Scott of ABC News that aired Sunday on “This Week.”

“Hard disagree,” Fetterman wrote on X. “Israel has the right to prosecute Hamas to surrender or to be eliminated. Hamas owns every innocent death for their cowardice hiding behind Palestinian lives.”

The Democratic vice president previously called for an “immediate ceasefire” at the Gaza Strip at an event commemorating the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday on March 4. Conflict broke out at the Gaza Strip after the Islamic terror group Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, reportedly killing 1,163 people. (RELATED: Former IDF Intel Officer Gives His View Of Peace Talks’ Reliability, Says ‘Forget About’ Liberating All Hostages)

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a plan to invade Rafah in early March. Harris condemned a potential invasion of Rafah on Sunday, telling ABC News that the Biden administration has “been very clear in terms of our perspective on whether or not that should happen.”

“We have been clear in multiple conversations and in every way that any major military operation in Rafah would be a huge mistake,” Harris told Rachel Scott. “Let me tell you something, I have studied the maps. There’s nowhere for those folks to go. And we’re looking at about a million and a half people in Rafah who are there because they were told to go there, most of them. And so we’ve been very clear that it would be a mistake to move into Rafah with any type of military operation.”

“A mistake, but would there be consequences if he does move forward?” Scott questioned.

“Well, we’re going to take it one step at a time, but we’ve been very clear in terms of our perspective on whether or not that should happen,” Harris replied.

“Are you ruling out that there would be consequences from the United States?” Scott pressed.

“I am ruling out nothing,” Harris clarified.

This is not the first time Fetterman pushed back against his Democratic colleagues. Republican lawmakers praised Fetterman in early March after he suggested he would support a GOP-backed border bill in exchange for Ukraine funding.