'Truly Disturbing': Fetterman Slams Dem Colleagues Who Peddled Hamas Propaganda

Sen. John Fetterman (Getty Images)
October 19, 2023

Democratic senator John Fetterman (Pa.) slammed fellow Democrats who fell for Hamas propaganda surrounding the Gaza hospital explosion.

"It’s truly disturbing that Members of Congress rushed to blame Israel for the hospital tragedy in Gaza," Fetterman said on X Wednesday.

Hamas claimed the blast on Tuesday killed more than 500 people and was the result of an Israeli airstrike, but Israel presented evidence indicating the blast was caused by a misfired rocket from Gaza. President Joe Biden and U.S. intelligence both affirmed Israel's position, with the U.S. director of national intelligence informing Congress that "Israel was not responsible."

"Who would take the word of a group that just massacred innocent Israeli civilians over our key ally?" Fetterman added.

The call-out comes after Democratic representative Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) repeated Hamas's claim that Israel was behind the incident.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) also repeated Hamas's accusation before walking back her comments after U.S. intelligence sided with Israel.