Dem Senator Comments On Protests

It seems that even our once-sacred institutions of higher education are not immune to the insidious spread of anti-Semitism.

Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) has called out the disturbing trend of pro-Hamas protests taking place on college campuses across the country in recent weeks, and it’s not a pretty picture.

What started as seemingly harmless demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people has quickly devolved into a cesspool of vile anti-Semitic rhetoric and violent clashes with police. But don’t worry, folks, these are just your typical college students expressing their right to protest, right?

Wrong. Fetterman hits the nail on the head when he points out that the real issue here is the “germ of anti-Semitism” that is spreading like wildfire among these young activists. And it’s not just the protesters who are to blame, but the college presidents themselves who have created a toxic culture on their campuses by making excuses for this kind of vile behavior.

“It’s a great American value to protest, but I don’t believe living in a pup tent for Hamas is really helpful,” Fetterman said, adding that it was “very clear that there is a germ of antisemitism in all of these protests.”

In one particularly disturbing incident, a student leader at Columbia University went on a rant, openly declaring that “Zionists don’t deserve to live.” It’s no surprise that this kind of rhetoric has fueled the violent and destructive actions we’ve seen at these protests.

Fetterman encouraged Israel to defend itself against these acts of terror from Hamas. After all, every nation has the right to protect itself and its people. But ultimately, the only way to truly achieve peace is to eliminate Hamas and force them to surrender.

“I support peace, and I support a two-state solution. But you know, if the stuff hits the fan, I’m going to lean in on Israel. And that’s exactly what I’ve done,” he said. “Everyone has the right to defend yourself as a nation. But you also have the right, I believe, to go after and eliminate Hamas, or at least to force them to surrender.”

Let’s not forget, folks, that all of this violence and destruction is only happening because Hamas refuses to end the conflict. They could easily release their hostages and surrender, but they choose to continue their reign of terror. And yet, the media seems to conveniently ignore this fact and instead shift the blame onto Israel.

“Hamas could end it right now, immediately,” he added. “They could release the last hostage, and they could surrender, and all of the misery and the death and the destruction ends right there too.”

It’s time for these college students to wake up and realize that they are just pawns in a much larger game being played by the terrorist organization known as Hamas. And it’s time for their college presidents to do the same and put an end to this toxic culture of anti-Semitism.

Senator Fetterman has made it clear that he stands with Israel and supports a two-state solution. But when it comes down to it, he’s not afraid to stand up against the real perpetrators of violence and hate: Hamas.