House Dem Slams ‘Squad’

( – In a remarkable case of intra-party fighting, a young gay Democrat congressman has slammed his far-left colleagues from the infamous “Squad” with scathing criticism over their failure to denounce the heinous attack on US ally Israel by the Palestinian terrorist network Hamas.

On Sunday, US Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) slammed fellow Democrat House members Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Cori Bush (D-MO), both of them “Squad” members, for arguing that conditions in Israel caused Hamas’s invasion.

On Saturday morning, thousands of Hamas terrorists surprised and overwhelmed Israel’s border security forces and invaded from the Gaza Strip, slaughtering and abducting as many civilians and service members as possible.

At least 1,200 Israelis and foreign nationals have perished in the attack, though the death toll might increase. At least nine Americans are among those killed by the Hamas terrorists, the US government said Monday.

“Shame on anyone who glorifies as ‘resistance’ the largest single-day mass murder of Jews since the Holocaust,” Torres declared, as cited by The Jewish Insider and Newsmax.

He reacted after, on Saturday, his colleague Rep. Cori Bush declared in a statement that the “US government support for Israel military occupation and apartheid” had to stop.

Meanwhile, Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, also criticized Israel, claiming that its policies had led to Hamas’s massacre of Israeli civilians.

“The path to that future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation, and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, dehumanizing conditions that can lead to resistance,” the Michigan Democrat wrote.

“The failure to recognize the violent reality of living under siege, occupation, and apartheid makes no one safer. No person, no child anywhere should have to suffer or live in fear of violence,” she insisted.

On Saturday, Torres condemned leftist student groups at Harvard University for issuing a letter blaming Israel for the violence and Palestinian terrorists’ attack.

“Israel is the victim of a terrorist attack. Hamas is the perpetrator. It’s as simple as that. There are no ‘both sides,’” the New York Democrat wrote on X.

“Yet here you have 30+ student organizations from Harvard University, blaming the victims, Israelis, for their own murder, rape, and abduction, rather than blaming the perpetrator, Hamas, for murdering, raping, and abducting them,” he observed.