In a recent episode of “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business Network, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) discussed his op-ed on Fox News, alleging that the Biden administration is indirectly funding both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict. According to Hagerty, the U.S. humanitarian aid to Palestinians, including Gaza, is being misappropriated by Hamas for warfare.
Reports allege Biden White House funneling American taxpayer dollars to Hamas.— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 27, 2023
Are we funding BOTH sides of the war? pic.twitter.com/eIyuzoESEB
During the interview with Maria Bartiromo, Hagerty, who visited Israel after the 11-day war in May 2021, stated that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s staff had briefed him on Hamas’s exploitation of these funds. Hagerty claimed that Hamas labels these funds as “taxation,” diverting them along with other resources to manufacture weapons and rockets targeted at Israel.
The Senator raised concerns about the effectiveness of the Biden administration’s foreign policy, noting a discrepancy between its stated goals and actual outcomes. He recounted questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the assurance that U.S. aid to Gaza was not being used for hostile purposes against Israel. According to Hagerty, Blinken was unable to provide such assurance.
Joe Biden dances on a fine wire, funding both sides and hoping no one calls his admin out for stoking the Israeli, Gaza, tension in the first place.— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) November 27, 2023
From the onset of the billions to “death to America” Iran, many of Biden’s moves have been unfruitful, dangerous, and have caused… https://t.co/1lvNGgmaLg
This accusation adds a new layer of complexity to the ongoing debate about U.S. foreign aid and its implications in volatile regions. Hagerty’s statements align with a broader critique of the current administration’s approach to foreign conflicts, including the situation in Ukraine, suggesting a pattern of inadvertently supporting both sides in conflicts. The administration has yet to respond to these allegations.
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