We reported previously about how a State Department official resigned over U.S. support for Israel in the Israel-Hamas war, and that more might be looking for an exit.
There was also an internal memo written by two State Department staffers demanding that the U.S. support a ceasefire, as well as other similar thoughts submitted to the department's Dissent Channel.
But now some Congressional staffers have just made a video on the Capitol steps to express their displeasure that the U.S. hasn't called for a ceasefire in the war.
HAPPENING NOW: Congressional staffers are walking out to demand a #CeasefireNOW in Gaza.— IMEU (@theIMEU) November 8, 2023
Israel has killed over 10,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 4,200 children, in the past month. pic.twitter.com/H3T4Ymz1tZ
We are Congressional staffers are Capitol Hill and we are no longer comfortable being silent. We were horrified by the brutal October 7 attacks on Israeli civilians. And we are horrified by the overwhelming response by the Israeli government that has killed thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Our constituents are pleading for a ceasefire. And we are the staffers answering their calls everyday. Most of our bosses on Capitol Hill are not listening to the people they represent. We demand that our leaders speak up and demand a ceasefire and call for release of all hostages, and an immediate de-escalation now.
We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of every single beautiful and innocent life. We join now in a moment of silence and interfaith prayer for those we have lost.
Does anyone care what anonymous staffers think?
But they did it with a twist. Notice they don't even have the courage of their convictions. If what they are pushing for is so right, then why are they masked and hiding their faces? Why don't they want people to know what they stand for?
Bottom line: they know there's a problem, that's why they don't want to show their faces.
They're pushing Hamas propaganda with those figures as well. Where's the evidence to support that number of casualties? Plus, accidental civilian deaths are not the same as deliberate targeting of civilians, which is what Hamas did. Yet they equate the attack on Israel with the response to the Hamas terrorists. To them, they're equally horrible events. That's twisted and untrue. Anyone who thinks that is either ignorant or biased for terrorists and shouldn't be anywhere near a position of power or anything involving the security of this nation.
Israel encouraged civilians to leave. It was Hamas who prevented that. Israel is more concerned about the civilians than Hamas, the so-called government. To them, civilians are just cannon fodder to be used as human shields.
There already was a ceasefire -- on October 6, yet Hamas wants to keep killing Jews. So what's the point of all this besides helping terrorists?
If they want to follow their consciences, they should quit. When I worked on the Hill - less than a decade ago - staffers would never have dreamed of making themselves the story like this. Honestly, who do they think they are, and why do they believe anyone cares what they think?— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) November 8, 2023
Congressional gophers out here mistaking proximity to power for actual influence. No one knows who you are (your masks ensure that), and no one voted for you. You aren't special because your boss is. You're just the guy who answers the phones. https://t.co/wlfSvGoieh— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 8, 2023
This looks like the most cowardly walk out in Congressional history with all the masks hiding faces.— Nile Gardiner (@NileGardiner) November 8, 2023
Spouting Hamas terrorist propaganda probably isn't the best move for advancing career prospects on the Hill, even among Democrats. https://t.co/tSiwPJ9VEz