Blackburn Statement On Biden’s $100 Million To Palestinians – “This Will Benefit Terrorists”

October 18, 2023

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement on sending $100 million in humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people:

“Yesterday, we learned that President Biden’s trip to Israel was intentionally not announced until Secretary Blinken received assurances from Prime Minister Netanyahu on humanitarian aid into Gaza. Amid Biden’s visit, we now know that the United States is providing $100 million in humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, which we know will go right in the hands of Hamas. Just days ago, Hamas stole humanitarian aid — including fuel and medical supplies — from the UN. We should not be sending American taxpayer dollars to support terrorists that are currently holding Americans hostage, and we should never place conditions on our support for Israel.” – Senator Blackburn