McConnell Slams Schumer: ‘Grotesque and Hypocritical’ (Video)

( – In what millions believe was a well-deserved stark rebuke of the left’s anti-Israel, pro-Islamist terrorism stance, the highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, hit back at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer by calling the latter’s stance on the Jewish State “grotesque and hypocritical.”

See a video of McConnell’s comments below!

Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) spoke on Thursday after Schumer, a Democrat, critiqued Israel in the midst of its conflict with Hamas, which escalated after the Palestinian Arab terrorist group massacred over 1,400 people on October 7.

In his speech, Schumer (D-NY) attacked specifically Israel’s conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him an “obstacle to peace.”

Speaking on the Senate floor, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) specifically addressed Schumer’s suggestion that Israel, a close ally of the U.S., should conduct a new election to get rid of Netanyahu.

“The Jewish state of Israel deserves an ally that acts like one. The people of Israel, at home and in captivity, deserve America’s support. And Israel’s unity government and security cabinet deserve the deference befitting a sovereign, democratic country,” McConnell stated.

Earlier in the day, Schumer compared Netanyahu to Hamas, Palestinians who “support and tolerate their evil ways,” “radical right-wing Israelis,” and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

“The primary ‘obstacles to peace’ in Israel’s region are genocidal terrorists like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who slaughter innocent people and corrupt leaders of the Palestinian Authority who have repeatedly rejected peace deals from multiple Israeli governments,” McConnell countered.

He further criticized those unable to distinguish between these elements.

“And foreign observers who cannot keep these clear distinctions straight ought to refrain from weighing in. It is grotesque and hypocritical for Americans who hyperventilate about foreign interference in our own democracy to call for the removal of the democratically elected leader of Israel,” the Senate Minority Leader said.

“This is unprecedented. We should not treat fellow democracies this way at all. Things that upset left-wing activists are not a prime minister’s policies – they are Israel’s policies,” he added.

He pointed out a deeper issue within the Democratic Party, asserting, “Make no mistake – the Democratic Party doesn’t have an anti-Bibi problem. It has an anti-Israel problem.”

“Israel is not a colony of America whose leaders serve at the pleasure of the party in power in Washington. Only Israel’s citizens should have a say in who runs their government. This is the very definition of democracy and sovereignty. Either we respect their decisions, or we disrespect their democracy,” McConnell concluded.

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