Tlaib Statement on Biden Administration’s Decision to Bypass Congress, Send More Ammunition to Netanyahu

Dec 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement:

“Just hours after the U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of hostages, the Biden Administration notified us that they bypassed Congress to send Netanyahu $100 million of tank ammunition to continue to carry out war crimes and massacre innocent Palestinians. Our district didn’t send President Biden to the White House to have him facilitate the killing of innocent civilians. We didn’t turn out in huge numbers to elect President Biden to have him supply the bombs for a genocide. This Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the human dignity of Palestinians is disturbing, and actions like this speak loud and clear. President Biden has seen refugee camps, hospitals, schools, and entire neighborhoods bombed. He’s seen dead children pulled from the rubble in their pajamas, and rather than work for a ceasefire, he’s sending more weapons to keep the massacres going. This decision to give weapons to a military that is very publicly and actively committing serious war crimes and crimes against humanity—something the President and his team are well aware of—puts the Administration and American officials at serious risk of prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

“We will remember.”


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