"The White House says it doesn't have authority to extend the eviction moratorium or cancel student debt. But it hasn't had a problem conducting airstrikes without authorization from Congress," Representative Jamaal Bowman said.
"There was frankly a handful of conservative Democrats in the house that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare," the Minnesota Democrat said.
"Your whole life turns upside down," Bush said. "That's what's going to happen to seven million people over the course of the next few weeks."
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, is pushing back on Democratic President Joe Biden administration's decision to airstrike in Somalia.
Rep. Ilhan Omar said there had to be "the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity."
Omar has been criticized previously for speaking out against attacks against Iran, and has condemned U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Republicans have pushed for Omar, who is Muslim, to be censured over a recent tweet in which she highlighted "unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban."
"Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of @IlhanMN coming from our caucus," the congresswoman said in defense of Ilhan Omar on Twitter.
"We deplore this unfair combination that is contrary to justice and international law," the Hamas website stated.
If the U.S. truly believes that Israel has been acting justly within the realms of international law, as has been frequently repeated by President Joe Biden, then Secretary Blinken and the administration should have no qualms over supporting a transparent, independent international investigation.
It appears that Omar's instigations may have finally gone too far for the establishment to ignore.
The congresswoman said she was discussing "specific incidents" and not making a "moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel."
"As usual, the far right is ginning up hate against Rep. Omar for a technical question about an ongoing investigation... And now some of her own Democratic colleagues are ginning up the same Islamophobic hate against her," a statement from her office stated.
"The US and Israel have absolutely committed unspeakable atrocities. Crack a history book," Jewish Voice for Peace Action tweeted.
"We can and MUST continue to enact people-first policies that improve lives," Representative Pramila Jayapal, the Progressive Caucus chair, said.
"Please stand united against anyone who promotes hatred of any kind," Sanders tweeted.
In response to a question from Fox News, host Dana Perino, Coons said, "Well, the Democrat position is only framed by those few far left quotes here on Fox."
As Democratic leaders have backed Israel's "right to defend itself," a vocal faction of the party has slammed Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
Not only does history's oldest virus—anti-Semitism—today receive 24/7 assistance from social media, but it metastasizes as quickly as deadly new strains of COVID-19, spawning Jew-hatred and hate crimes here and abroad.
Violence in Israel, the worst seen since the 2014 Gaza war, has left at least 36 people dead—five Israelis and 31 Palestinians.
You might think that America's politicians would be supportive to Israelis, given the situation. Some have been. But when it comes to the progressive left, the messaging has been astonishing.
Hamas started firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Monday evening after days of growing tensions.
"This unsurprising response is devoid of empathy and concern for human suffering," Omar tweeted. "He can't even condemn the killing of children."
"Of course there are laws that some people may consider as favoring Jews—it's a Jewish state," Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, a deputy mayor of Jerusalem, said.
"The United States must speak out strongly against the violence," Sanders tweeted on Saturday.
"Raise your wages. Pay decent benefits," Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted, describing it as a "simple solution."
The congresswoman said her party needed to push forward with legislation delivering "progress for the American people."