Prominent Democratic lawmakers and organizations have yet to condemn violent pro-Palestinian protesters who fought police outside of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters.
Demonstrators outside of the DNC attempted to block the exits to the building and resisted officers in a violent pro-Palestinian protest Wednesday night. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Sen. Chuck Schumer, the White House, the DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the protest-turned-riot.
“Sometimes saying nothing says everything. Multiple officers injured in the line of duty and Democrats can’t even offer a simple thank you – let alone condemn the antisemitic riot. The glaring truth is, these pro-Hamas rioters represent Democrats’ base of support and they are terrified to offend them,” NRCC Communications Director Jack Pandol, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Nearly 200 people gathered to protest in front of the DNC in what the United States Capitol Police called a “not peaceful” gathering. Six officers suffered injuries when quelling the protests due to the violent actions of the crowd, and one person was arrested following the riot.
Several high-ranking members of the Democratic caucus had to be evacuated from the DNC headquarters including Jeffries, House Minority Whip and Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, California Rep. Pete Aguilar, Washington Rep. and DCCC chair Suzan DelBene and several others, according to CNN.
“Last night, pro-Hamas protesters outside the U.S. Capitol violently attacked the Democratic National Committee headquarters. I condemn this criminal activity, which injured six brave Capitol Police officers, in the strongest terms. As Americans, we must unite with one voice in steadfast support of our ally Israel,” Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson said in a press release.
Clark, Aguilar and DelBene also did not respond to requests for comment from the DCNF.
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