Far-left Dems who refused to condemn Hamas’ attack or downplayed their actions shower candidates with cash

Far-left Democrats who voted against condemning Hamas attacks or downplaying Hamas' actions were among dozens of candidates, according to a review of federal filings by Fox News Digital. He is said to have donated $1,000 in campaign funds.

Several progressive lawmakers are facing heated debate over their actions after Hamas attacked innocent Israeli civilians on October 7, killing more than 1,200 people and taking hundreds hostage. .

Just recently, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said in an interview on CNN that when asked why progressive groups remain silent about Hamas's use as a means of rape, people are saying, “We need to strike a balance in terms of bringing about the best of both worlds,” he declared, making controversial remarks. Weapons of war.

Jayapal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, claimed during the interview that he criticized Hamas's treatment of women and then quickly shifted the focus of the conversation back to Israel.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal recently came under fire for her controversial comments about Hamas. (Getty Images)

“With all due respect, I just asked about the women and you brought it back to Israel,” host Dana Bash retorted. “I’m hearing about Hamas.”

Mr Jayapal countered that he had already answered the question, saying: “There has to be a balance when it comes to introducing inhumane acts against Palestinians.'' Three-quarters are women and children,” she added.

Ahead of Jayapal, a group of House Democrats made up primarily of far-left “Squad” members voted against a resolution condemning Hamas's invasion in October.

Resolution HR771, which reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel in response to the attack, received overwhelming bipartisan support and passed 412-10 with six members present voting.

The 10 members who voted against the resolution included six of the eight “Squad” members: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.); Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-N.Y.); (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Jamal Bowman (D-Mich.), Summer Lee, D-Pa., and Cori Bush, D-Y. Also participating were Reps. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, Al Green, D-Texas, and Delia Ramirez, D-Illinois.

Meanwhile, the remaining two “squad” members, Rep. Greg Cassar (D-Texas) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), are joined by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Rep. Nydia Velasquez. (D.N.Y.), voted present along with Congressman Jesús. Chuy” Jayapal, Garcia, Illinois.

A review of campaign finance records by Fox News Digital shows that Democrats who have refused to condemn Hamas' actions have given thousands of campaign contributions to dozens of candidates across the country, which could become a re-election issue. There is sex.

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Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have frustrated Israel supporters on both sides of the political aisle since the devastating Hamas terrorist attack on Oct. 7. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The investigation found that far-left progressives funneled money from their committees into the campaigns of at least 33 other Democrats in recent years, some of whom received more than $15,000 from the group. found. Many of the Democrats who received donations are embroiled in tough campaigns.

The candidate who received the most money from far-left progressives who refused to condemn Hamas was Rep. Susan Wilde of Pennsylvania, whose combined Castro-Garcia leadership PAC campaign raised just over $47,000. . , 2020 and beyond, Pressley, Carson, Ocasio-Cortez, Jayapal. Each donation ranged from $250 to $10,000.

The second largest recipient of cash from the group was Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, who received $25,000 from Jayapal and Ocasio-Cortez leadership's PAC in the 2022 and 2024 election cycles. However, most of that cash ($20,000) came from Jayapal's funds. Medicare for All Commission.

The third biggest recipient of money from anti-Israel Democrats is Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood. From 2018 to 2022, Ms. Underwood received $23,000 from committees associated with Garcia, Jayapal, Carson, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar, with each contribution ranging from $1,000 to $7,000.

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Hamas terrorists in the Bani Suheira area of ​​Gaza City, Gaza, July 20, 2017. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

None of the three campaigns with the most recipients responded to Fox News Digital's requests for comment.

And at least 30 more Democratic members of Congress have received between $1,000 and $21,000 from anti-Israel groups in recent years.

Those representatives include Greg Landsman ($1,000) and Marcy Kaptur ($3,000) of Ohio State. California's Josh Harder ($16,000) and Mike Levin ($17,800); Illinois' Sean Kasten ($4,000), Nikki Budzinski ($5,000) and Eric Sorensen ($3,000); Hilary Scholten ($8,000) and Elissa Slotkin ($10,000) of Michigan; Nevada's Dina Titus ($8,000), Susie Lee ($15,000) and Stephen Horsford ($17,000); Val Hoyle ($15,000) and McLeod Skinner ($5,000) of Oregon; and Marie Grusenkamp Perez ($5,000) and Kim Schrier ($18,000) of Washington.

The remaining representatives are Mary Peltola of Alaska ($11,000); Greg Stanton of Arizona ($5,000); Brittany Petterson of Colorado ($3,000); Jahana Hayes of Connecticut ($19,300); Frank Mulvan of Indiana ($7,000); Sharice David of Kansas ($21,000); Jared Golden of Maine ($14,000); Chris Pappas of New Hampshire ($15,000); Angie Craig of Minnesota ($13,250); Gabriel Vasquez of New Mexico ($1,500); Pat Ryan of New York ($13,500); Chris Deluzio of Pennsylvania ($16,000); Seth Magaziner of Rhode Island ($5,500); and Vincente Gonzalez of Texas ($8,000).


Meanwhile, many of the members of Congress who voted against condemning Israel will face a political onslaught from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) during their re-election campaigns.

AIPAC is preparing to spend more than $100 million targeting “squad” members in the 2024 election over their views on the war between Israel and Hamas.

Fox News Digital's Hanna Panreck and Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.



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