(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blew up during a press conference in Tel Aviv when Newsmax’s Israel correspondent Daniel Cohen asked about the comments made by some lawmakers regarding the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Cohen asked the Senators present why there had not been a stronger condemnation of the attack against Israel, especially by certain Representatives on the left, including Democrat Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan had not condemned the surprise attack by Hamas against Israel. Cohen added that Tlaib’s post on X in which she condemns Israel for an attack on a hospital, is now known to be a lie.
Graham, who was at the podium and had a group of nine senators behind him, argued angrily that they were there “together” and that their purpose was not to discuss the problems “at home.” Graham added that he had his “own view of what to say” and that Cohen would not be allowed to “screw this up.”
Cohen responded by saying that his question was fair, but Graham raised his voice again and said that he would not be allowed to “screw this up.” He proceeded to call for security to remove Cohen from the press conference, however, Israeli security did not proceed with the removal.
Graham became more flustered after the incident saying that as an American he believed in freedom of speech. This statement was made straight after he called for Cohen to be removed because of his statement.
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