Only 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08, and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16).
The four Republicans are Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01).”
Meantime, another seven congresspeople from both sides of the aisle have headed to Israel. From Long Island Congressman Steve Israel:
Great arriving in Israel on bipartisan visit. #israelunderfire
Proud to travel to Israel w/bipartisan congressional group & meet w/leaders of our closest ally.
Tom Brune of Newsday reports that the seven are going at the behest of the American Israel Education Foundation, which is part of the Israel lobby AIPAC.
the congressman said there will be peace when Hamas decides to stop firing rockets over the border in hopes of killing Israelis, and sending terrorists through tunnels to kidnap Israelis. He says the group also needs to “teach their children how to put things together rather than how to blow things up.”…
He believes the bond between Israel and the United States has never been stronger, as both countries continue to battle terrorism.
But (Congressman) Israel is on the defensive. Look at his next tweet after he tweeted the tweet above:
To those who send me angry tweets about my supporting Israel in Gaza, where’s your anguish @ deaths of 170k Syrian civilians? Why silent?
— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) August 3, 2014
Scott Roth, one of those sending the angry tweets, explained the difference to Israel:
it’s NOT YOU in congress enabling that slaughter.
Billmon was very good too:
Some Bosnian Serb politician, circa 1994: “Why isn’t anyone talking about Rwanda!!” Is that really the best you’ve got?