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Watch Kennedy’s comments here.

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), during a speech on the Senate floor, urged the Biden administration to continue to support Israel until it succeeds in destroying Hamas. 

Kennedy reminded his colleagues of the atrocities Hamas committed on Oct. 7 and warned that neither Jewish Israelis nor Jewish Americans will be safe until the terrorist group is defeated.

Key comments from Kennedy include:

“Nothing—nothing—that the Israeli government has ever done or could do warranted throwing grenades at children hiding in a bomb shelter. Why are some people reluctant to admit that?

“You don't need to read a treatise on the Middle East to know that only monsters—monsters with black hearts—would put a baby in an oven and flip on the switch, as one first responder reported. That's not nuance. That’s evil.”

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Don't go wobbly on us, President Biden. Stand your ground. Don't go wobbly. I'm proud that the United States is supporting Israel, and the world will be a safer place for Israelis and Americans alike when Hamas ceases to exist.

“Hamas leaders told anyone who would listen—anyone who would listen—they told us exactly what they intended to do, and wanted to do and will continue to do. 

“They told anyone who would listen that their goal was to kill as many Jewish people as possible—and that's still their goal. This wasn't a protest against Israel's government. It was a massacre of Jewish people—the largest since the Holocaust.

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“At my state’s Tulane University, activists broke a student's nose because he opposed their anti-Israel demonstration. Now, these protests didn't occur in New York City, or Cornell or Tulane by accident. They targeted these areas because they're home to many Americans who happen to be Jewish, and that's just a fact. 

“New York is home to the largest Jewish population outside of Israel, and, Tulane, in my state—which was the first university in the south to welcome Jewish students—has a student body today that is roughly 40% Jewish. It was no accident.”

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The truth is that the Palestinian people, the people of Gaza and the Israeli people all suffer because of Hamas, and any suggestion that Israel is culpable for this suffering plays into the hands of the terrorists.

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President Biden needs to show the world—and frankly, some members of his own party—that the United States of America and its good people will continue to stand with Israel until Hamas is in ruins.”

Kennedy’s full remarks are available here.