To the irritation of many in his party, Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) has been a vocal voice of support for Israel in the aftermath of the Hamas-instigated war they’ve been fighting since October 7th.
Instead of responding like some Democrats who have shamefully pretended pro-Hamas radicals are acting in good faith, Fetterman’s way of addressing them has been to mock them, as he did in November by waving an Israeli flag in front of them as they were being arrested at the Capitol building.
For those who missed that clip, watch:
John Fetterman waves Israeli flag at anti-Israel protesters getting arrested after occupying Kirsten Gillibrand’s congressional office. pic.twitter.com/ZEZkv4zJpp
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 10, 2023
Further, Fetterman has kept posters of Israelis taken hostage by Hamas terrorists posted on the walls of his front office, vowing not to take them down until every one of them has been released:
In my front office I have displayed the posters of the innocent Israelis kidnapped by Hamas.
They will stay up until every single person is safely returned home. pic.twitter.com/qxCmvC97uY
— Senator John Fetterman (@SenFettermanPA) November 7, 2023
On Friday night, anti-Israel demonstrators descended on the Pennsylvania home of Fetterman and his family – which includes three young children, and proceeded to yell and scream at the first-term Senator to let him know his support for Israel was not appreciated.
In response, Fetterman went to the rooftop of his home and began waving the Israeli flag, enraging the protesters who were chanting “Fetterman, Fetterman, you can’t hide, you’re supporting genocide” – even though it was clear he wasn’t hiding at all:
John Fetterman spent the night standing on a rooftop waving an Israeli flag at protestors in Pennsylvania. Just an unbelievable sight to see. pic.twitter.com/5sJHMTLMht
— James Ray 🔻 (@GoodVibePolitik) January 27, 2024
Between Fetterman’s staunch backing of Israel, his belief that Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) should either resign or be expelled, and his conservative-leaning stance on illegal immigration and Joe Biden’s border crisis, it’s had some people wondering what happened to the man who prior to getting elected to the Senate would not hesitate to proudly call himself a progressive?
Fetterman literally went to a mental hospital and now he’s no longer a progressive. Whatever therapy he went through should be studied and replicated across the country and world. https://t.co/ZNZxhS94TR
— Heidi (@HeidiBriones) January 7, 2024
In December, Fetterman sent Democrats over the edge after declaring during an NBC News interview that that he was “not a progressive.”
More recently, Fetterman told the New York Post in so many words that he didn’t leave progressives, they left him:
Now he doesn’t recognize them anymore.
“It’s not so much that I left the title, the title left me,” said Fetterman, 54, who edged out Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2022 to help keep the U.S. Senate blue, and once vowed that “Progressive values” were the heart of his political identity.
“Increasingly, [progressives] moved and migrated into some positions that I don’t agree with and I really just feel much more comfortable just being a Democrat,” the controversial Pennsylvania lawmaker told The Post this week during an exclusive sitdown in his D.C. office.
To reiterate a point I made in December, though Fetterman might not be a woke leftist, he’s still a Democrat. He’s pro-abortion – as shown on his Twitter feed last week when he called for codifying Roe v. Wade. He’s also pro-Big Labor, pro-“tax the rich,” and pro gun rights restrictions.
That said, though Republicans and Fetterman disagree on most things, that he’s an unapologetic defender of Israel is a welcome sight to see amongst a sea of feckless Democrats who keep trying to straddle the line on the Israel-Hamas war instead of taking a firm stance in support of Israel’s right to defend itself and eradicate an enemy that has promised many more October 7ths if allowed to gain the upper hand.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —
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