U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will introduce a Senate Resolution condemning Hamas and the antisemitic student groups on college campuses that have celebrated the Oct. 7 terrorist attack against Israel. Senator Hawley will seek consent to pass his resolution on the Senate floor, and wrote to all of his colleagues this week requesting their support. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Ted Budd (R-N.C.) are original cosponsors.
“We must stand together with Israel and against hateful, violent rhetoric that threatens the safety and security of Jewish Americans in the United States," wrote Senator Hawley. "My resolution unequivocally condemns Hamas and the hateful, antisemitic rhetoric that the recent terrorist attack has inspired on our college campuses. This is particularly urgent given the rise in threats against Jewish Americans across our country. I invite you to join me in standing with Israel and against hate."
Earlier this week, Senator Hawley urged the Department of Justice to investigate pro-Palestinian student groups’ potential ties to Hamas after they publicly gathered to celebrate the terrorist groups' genocidal war against Israel.
The text of the resolution can be found here.
The text of the letter can be found here.