June 22, 2024

VP Contender Burgum Accuses Biden of Negotiating for Hamas Terrorists

President Joe Biden is just not solely negotiating with terrorists however has gone as far as to barter for them, in keeping with Republican Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota, who slammed the 81-year-old Democrat for withholding essential munitions from the U.S.’s “top ally” Israel so as to “get votes in November from the pro-Hamas part of the Democrat party.”

Burgum, a former Republican presidential candidate who’s at present thought-about to be a doable Trump vice-presidential decide, criticized Biden for breaking U.S. protocol by successfully negotiating on behalf of terrorists, marking unprecedented presidential conduct, throughout an look on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom on Thursday.

“I think it’s truly unbelievable,” he stated. “We’re in completely new territory here for a president of the United States because we’ve always had a rule, which is don’t negotiate with terrorists, but Joe Biden has gone way beyond that — he’s actually negotiating for the terrorists.”

As Breitbart News reported, a number of information retailers confirmed that the Biden administration is withholding 3,500 bombs from Israel, which is at present battling Hamas, a U.S.-designated Islamic terror group that attacked the Jewish state in October in an unprecedented and notably brutal bloodbath.

In addition, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Wednesday that the U.S. is withholding a cargo of weapons from Israel over issues about its ongoing assault on Hamas in Rafah — although the Jewish state’s safety depends upon disbanding Hamas’s remaining battalions there.

Subsequently, Biden confirmed on CNN’s Erin Burnett Out Front that he had begun to restrict transfers of American weapons to Israel out of ethical opposition to operations in Rafah.

“I’ve made it clear to Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and the War Cabinet. They’re not going to get our support if, in fact, they go into these population centers,” he stated, referring to these in Rafah. “We’re not walking away from Israel’s security. We’re walking away from Israel’s ability to wage war in those areas.”

“We’ve held up the weapons,” he added.

Burgum then criticized Biden for having “put a red line for Israel, for our ally.”

“When you think about that, think of every one of our allies around the world watching this and going, ‘Wow, Israel is supposed to be America’s top ally and the president is threatening them?’” he famous.

“How about Joe Biden saying we’re gonna keep providing weapons until you release the hostages, Hamas?” he prompt. “He should be negotiating alongside of Israel. He’s on the opposite side of the table.”

In distinction, the North Dakota governor insisted that if President Trump was at present in workplace, “this would not be happening because this is Joe Biden’s weakness on display like it was with Afghanistan — like it’s been around the world.”

Burgum concluded that Biden’s betrayal of a trusted ally is being perpetrated for one motive alone, that “he’s trying to get votes in November from the pro-Hamas part of the Democrat party.”

The North Dakota governor is at present being thought-about as a possible vice-presidential candidate for former President Donald Trump, in keeping with a current report, after having notably dropped out of the race in December and endorsed Trump on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses.

After Trump thumped his opponents within the caucuses, the forty fifth president stated he wish to have the governor as a “very important” half of his administration.

In January, Breitbart News reported on the rising relationship between Trump and Burgum, and even famous some in Trump’s orbit had been speaking about him as a possible operating mate or cupboard member if Trump had been to win again the White House.

On Saturday, he appeared at Trump’s huge marketing campaign rally in New Jersey, the place he was prominently featured, enhancing his visibility as a prime contender for the previous president’s vice-presidential decide.

The matter comes as Republican officers proceed to lambaste the Biden administration for withholding essential ammunition from Israel in its struggle on the Hamas terror group, accusing the president of “carrying water for the pro-Hamas mob” to “appease his radical anti-Semitic base” and the Democrat occasion’s “pro-Hamas wing” for his personal private political acquire.

On Thursday, former President Trump accused the “crooked” and “weak” commander-in-chief of “taking the side of these [Hamas] terrorists” simply as he has “sided with the Radical Mobs taking over our college campuses.”

Critics of Biden’s choice have argued that withholding weapons that Congress has already licensed, absent any discovering of human rights violations by Israel, is unconstitutional and violates the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

Some Republicans have even drafted impeachment articles in opposition to the president, citing the abandonment of a key U.S. ally and a possible weakening of U.S. overseas coverage stance.

Joshua Klein is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jklein@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKlein.