Kamala makes her move, demands ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza

The vice president ushered intersectionality to new heights as she took a hardline stance on a Gaza ceasefire after rattling off atrocities committed by Hamas.

(Video: MSNBC)

Proving no occasion was too solemn to muddy for political expediency, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Selma, Alabama where she used the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday to address the Israel-Hamas war.

Wasting no time in her remarks to speak to the ongoing “humanitarian catastrophe” in the Gaza Strip, she even acknowledged that Americans were among the hostages still held by the terrorist organization as she attempted to justify capitulating to demands for “an immediate ceasefire” heading into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan…

“And given the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there must be an immediate ceasefire for at least the next six weeks, which is what is currently on the table. This will get the hostages out and get a significant amount of aid in,” asserted Harris. “This would allow us to build something more enduring, to ensure Israel is secure, and to respect the right of the Palestinian people to dignity, freedom and self-determination.”

While her own social media feed had focused on that portion of her remarks, it glossed over her commentary in leading up to her conclusion that made demands of Israel on how to handle their counteroffensive while pointing to the savagery of the terrorists that had prompted it.

“The conditions are inhumane. And our common humanity compels us to act. As President Joe Biden said on Friday, the United States is committed to urgently get more life-saving assistance to innocent Palestinians in need,” the vice president said. “Yesterday, the Department of Defense carried out its first airdrop of humanitarian assistance and the United States will continue these airdrops. And we will work on a new route by sea to deliver aid.”

“And the Israeli government must do more to significantly increase the flow of aid. No excuses,” demanded Harris. “They must open new border crossings. They must not impose any unnecessary restrictions on the delivery of aid.”

“They must ensure humanitarian personnel, sites and convoys are not targeted. And they must work to restore basic services and promote order in Gaza so more food, water and fuel can reach those in need,” she continued even as the White House admitted the opening salvos of aid would likely land in the hands of Hamas. “As I have said repeatedly since October 7th, Israel has a right to defend itself, and President Joe Biden and I are unwavering in our commitment to Israel’s security.”

Harris proceeded to acknowledge the evils committed by the Islamic extremists telling those gathered near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, “Hamas cannot control Gaza, and the threat Hamas poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated. Hamas is a brutal terrorist organization that has vowed to repeat October 7th again and again until Israel is annihilated. Hamas has shown no regard for innocent life, including for the people of Gaza who have suffered under its rule for almost two decades. And Hamas still holds dozens of hostages for nearly 150 days now, innocent men and women, including American citizens who were brutally taken from their homes and from a concert.”

“I will repeat, the threat Hamas poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated,” she emphasized.

The vice president’s speech came ahead of an expected unsanctioned meeting in Washington, D.C. with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political rival and wartime cabinet member Benny Gantz. While President Joe Biden’s schedule listed him remaining at Camp David until Tuesday, Harris was expected to be joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Kevin Haggerty


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