Chuck Schumer got hit with a devastating reality check from the last place he expected

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Democrats are getting ever more radical with their agenda. But now it’s time for a wake-up call.

And Chuck Schumer got hit with a devastating reality check from the last place he expected.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “totally inappropriate” speech in which the New York politician advocated for new elections in Israel after the war ended.

During a speech on the Senate floor last Thursday, Schumer (D-NY), the highest-ranking Jewish political official in the United States, slammed Netanyahu and his cabinet as an impediment to long-term regional peace.

“I think what he said is totally inappropriate. It’s inappropriate for him to go to a sister democracy and try to replace the elected leadership there,” Netanyahu said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

“That’s something that [the] Israeli public does on its own. We’re not a banana republic.”

Schumer, 73, has traditionally been a staunch supporter of Israel, but on Thursday, he joined a rising chorus of progressives who believe the US ally has not done enough to safeguard people in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

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“As a lifelong supporter of Israel, it’s become clear to me that the Netanyahu coalition no longer fits the needs of Israel after October 7,” Schumer declared.

The Senate’s top Democrat declined to endorse a specific successor, emphasizing that the “United States cannot dictate the outcome of an election, nor should we try.”

“That is for the Israeli public to decide. A public that I believe understands better than anybody that Israel cannot hope to succeed as a pariah, opposed by the rest of the world,” Schumer said at the time.

His comments came amid progressive infighting over the Israel-Hamas war.

Disgruntled progressives have cast protest votes against President Biden in Michigan and other primaries to express their displeasure.

Netanyahu told CNN that he believes the majority of the Israeli public is on his side.

“The majority of Israelis support the policies of my government — it’s not a fringe government,” Netanyahu added.

“If Senator Schumer opposes these policies, he’s not opposing me, he is opposing the people of Israel.”

According to polling, Netanyahu received 15% approval in January, whereas a December Gallup poll found that 40% approve of his performance.

A poll released last week revealed that if a fresh election were called, a coalition of anti-Netanyahu parties would win a majority in the Knesset.

Biden, 81, had called Israel’s response to Hamas’ horrific surprise strike on Oct. 7, 2023, as “over the top,” and applauded Schumer’s words as a “good speech.”

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