Skip to comments.Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)
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 ORourke (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 Ive been to Sderot, I have stuck with those people, talking about those rockets and that indiscriminate rocket fire, and Ive 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 Israels 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 doesnt just say, Were only concerned about people on one side.
Ive been to Sderot, I have stuck with those people, talking about those rockets and that indiscriminate rocket fire, and Ive 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.
The Muslims must be losing.
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.
Another Israel-hating muzzie. What the hell is this scoundrel doing in the U.S. Congress?
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
The guy’s a muzzi does anyone really believe he’d vote any other way ?
Get this Muzzie ba$tard out of our government.
No, Keith, because you’re a bleeping jihadist.
want a cease-fire?
Stop all funds going to the Palestinians and there would be a cease-fire
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.)
The Arabs probably got a good price for your ancestors!
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?
But dont cancel monies flowing to the palestinians to hamas. Ellis is a muzzy nuff sed
Of course the fact that he is a muzzie bastard and Iron Dome protects from his brethren has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Hamas is losing and much of the mideast has turned against them.
I can understand Ellison and the dims vote.
But repubs? Jones? Sanford? Unbelievable.
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.
Why did those four Republicans?