AOC, Tlaib introduce resolution to block a Biden admin $735M arms sale to Israel

Fellow “squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have introduced a resolution to block a Biden admin $735 million arms sale to Israel.

AOC said in a statement today “For decades, the U.S. has sold billions of dollars in weaponry to Israel without ever requiring them to respect basic Palestinian rights. In so doing, we have directly contributed to the death, displacement and disenfranchisement of millions.”

“At a time when so many, including President Biden, support a ceasefire, we should not be sending ‘direct attack’ weaponry to [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu to prolong this violence,” she added.

Tlaib said in a statement “Approving this sale now, while failing to even try to use it as leverage for a ceasefire, sends a clear message to the world — the U.S. is not interested in peace, and does not care about the human rights and lives of Palestinians.”