The Biden administration is no stranger to scandals. But this might be one of their worst yet.
And Joe Biden is sweating bullets after his administration made this horrifying mistake.
This past Saturday, saw major bloodshed after the Palestinian terror group, Hamas, killed over 600 Jews after committing terrorist attacks across Israel.
Many Americans were quick to condemn Hamas for the violence that occurred.
The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs had a different approach.
In a since deleted post on X (formerly Twitter), the state department posted a message of condemnation to Hamas while also urging Israel to not retaliate after being attacked.
“We unequivocally condemn the attack of Hamas terrorists and the loss of life that has incurred. We urge all sides to refrain from violence and retaliatory attacks. Terror and violence solve nothing,” the post said.
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) was quick criticize the Biden administration for the post.
.@USPalAffairs tweeted out that "all sides" must refrain from violence.
We cannot conflate terrorists targeting Israeli civilians and our greatest ally in the region defending itself.
Whomever wrote this tweet must be fired and the Biden administration must publicly denounce… pic.twitter.com/YIFaWSYsIE
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) October 7, 2023
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also voiced his disapproval of the tweet, saying “This is disgraceful and every single person involved in drafting and approving this tweet should be immediately expelled from the U.S. government.”
This is disgraceful and every single person involved in drafting and approving this tweet should be immediately expelled from the U.S. government. https://t.co/EF6cJOCVpM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 7, 2023
After the post was eventually deleted by the state department, a spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that it “was not approved and does not represent U.S. policy.”
“The United States condemns the terrorist attack against Israel and unequivocally supports Israel’s right to defend itself, as the President and Secretary have both made clear.”
BREAKING:State Dept tells me their tweet instructing Israel to stand down amid Hamas terror was deleted after this Cruz tweet: Message "was not approved and does not represent U.S. policy." Story TK… https://t.co/Cckxoj2ikX
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) October 7, 2023
Regardless of it was approved or not, the damage was done.
By posting a “both sides are wrong” argument on X, the state department showed that it’s support of Israel is not as strong as Joe Biden would lead you to believe.
It also attempted to shift some of the criticism from the Hamas terrorists.
Either way, the state department’s blunder is a reflection of Joe Biden’s weak foreign policy and how discombobulated he is on the issue.
Despite offering his support for Israel after the attack on Saturday, Biden’s state department did the opposite, and showed the world that the President and his administration have no clue how to handle the situation.
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