Fetterman under attack from progressives, former staffers for Israel support

By Jen Krausz on
 November 3, 2023

Progressives including former staffers are blasting Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) for his unwavering support of Israel after a horrific attack by Hamas on October 7.

"I unequivocally support any necessary military, intelligence, and humanitarian aid to Israel," Fetterman said after the attack. "The United States has a moral obligation to be in lockstep with our ally as they confront this threat. I also fully support Israel neutralizing the terrorists responsible for this barbarism."

Left-wingers have accused him of being "silent on genocide" and betraying his base for his stance.

In reality, Fetterman is only articulating his party's official position on Israel, but for some reason he is facing disproportionate criticism for it.

Those on the far left have been protesting in support of Hamas on college campuses and also in front of Fetterman's office in Philadelphia.

It's unfortunate that Fetterman's radical positions haven't gotten him this level of pushback, but the one issue where he is in the mainstream has people up in arms.