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Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)
Jewish Political Updates and News ^ | August 3 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh

Posted on 08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT by PoloSec

Over the weekend, both the Senate and the House approved $225M in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and by a 395 to 8 vote.

Opposition to the funding of the Iron Dome demonstarted an unfortunate bi-partisan measure – four Democrats and four Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08), and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16); The four Republicans were Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01).

Rep. Ellison explains vote on “Meet the Press”: “Because a ceasefire is what we should prioritize now. A ceasefire protects civilians on both sides… I’ve been to Sderot, I have stuck with those people, talking about those rockets and that indiscriminate rocket fire, and I’ve also been to Gaza three times since 2009. And I can tell you, those people are absolutely devastated.. We need a ceasefire now.”

Rep. Keith Ellison, the only Sunni Muslim in the House of Representitives, on Sunday justified his vote against additional funding, despite his previous support for Israel’s defense shield system.

“Because a cease-fire is what we should prioritize now,” Ellison said when asked to explain his vote on “Meet the Press” program. “A cease-fire protects civilians on both sides — it doesn’t just say, ‘We’re only concerned about people on one side.’”

“I’ve been to Sderot, I have stuck with those people, talking about those rockets and that indiscriminate rocket fire, and I’ve also been to Gaza three times since 2009. And I can tell you, those people are absolutely devastated,” he asserted. “We need a ceasefire now.”

Ellison penned an op-ed in the Washington Post earlier this week calling on Israel to end the Gaza blockade.


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1 posted on 08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

The Muslims must be losing.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PoloSec

Ellison should be drawn, quartered, and hung. But, even a stopped clock is right on occasion. I could entertain an argument that Israel could replace it’s own Iron Dome missiles without an emergency US appropriation. But, I could also entertain the IDF going to the main hospital in Gaza, where it is known that Hamas has main headquarters and command, and blowing up the whole shebang.

Fair and balanced.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 3:13:34 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BenLurkin
Rep. Keith Ellison, the only Sunni Muslim in the House of Representitives...

The only Ellisons I knew when growing up were dumb as cow puds but arrogant nonetheless. I'm sure all Ellisons on FR are smarter and nicer.
4 posted on 08/03/2014 3:13:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PoloSec

Another Israel-hating muzzie. What the hell is this scoundrel doing in the U.S. Congress?


5 posted on 08/03/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe the ones who voted against Israel can go join Hamas, they probably would if they could..throw some rockets on their asses and see how they like it


6 posted on 08/03/2014 3:14:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PoloSec

The guy’s a muzzi does anyone really believe he’d vote any other way ?


7 posted on 08/03/2014 3:15:20 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: PoloSec
Proves how dumb Ellison is, Iron-Dome is for Missile Defense his brother muzzis are the ones breaking every cease fire and firing the Missiles
8 posted on 08/03/2014 3:15:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PoloSec

Get this Muzzie ba$tard out of our government.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: PoloSec

No, Keith, because you’re a bleeping jihadist.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 3:16:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SandRat

want a cease-fire?

Stop all funds going to the Palestinians and there would be a cease-fire


11 posted on 08/03/2014 3:18:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

no. not quite. we don’t need a cease fire. Israel doesn’t need a cease fire. we all need a total and complete destruction of Hamas and its Gaza nest of vipers. (And we don’t need anti-American IslamoNazi trrorist supporters in America or in our Congress, either.)


12 posted on 08/03/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: PoloSec

The Arabs probably got a good price for your ancestors!


13 posted on 08/03/2014 3:27:23 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: PoloSec

I could honestly not care less what Israel does to Hamas or Gaza or the people who live there. But why can’t they find the $250 million that they are looking for out of their own $80 billion budget?


14 posted on 08/03/2014 3:30:24 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PoloSec

But dont cancel monies flowing to the palestinians to hamas. Ellis is a muzzy nuff sed


15 posted on 08/03/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)

Of course the fact that he is a muzzie bastard and Iron Dome protects from his brethren has absolutely nothing to do with it.

/sarc

16 posted on 08/03/2014 3:34:26 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: BenLurkin

Hamas is losing and much of the mideast has turned against them.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

I can understand Ellison and the dims vote.
But repubs? Jones? Sanford? Unbelievable.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 3:38:36 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: PoloSec

Hey Ellison!

Did you notice how Hamas behaves during a “ceasefire”?

Well, since you don’t really care in the first place, we’ll ignore your stupidity and do what needs doing.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: PoloSec
We know why the Moose Limb voted against it.

Why did those four Republicans?

20 posted on 08/03/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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