In a stunning display of tone-deafness, President Joe Biden decided it was time to throw a party for White House staff while Americans were being held hostage by the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The audacity of hosting a celebratory event while countless families are living in fear and uncertainty is truly mind-boggling.
But that’s not all. Earlier in the day, Biden had the nerve to make remarks about the ongoing conflict in Israel, where innocent civilians are being killed by these terrorists. Instead of taking decisive action to condemn Hamas and support our ally Israel, he simply released a statement expressing his concern. Sorry, Mr. President, but words are not going to cut it when people’s lives are at stake.
It’s clear that Biden’s priorities are completely out of whack. While Americans are being targeted by terrorists and violence is escalating in the region, he decides to have a chat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. How about taking some concrete action to protect American lives instead, Mr. President?
While countless Americans are being held hostage in Gaza, with attacks on civilians in Israel ongoing, President Biden is hosting a BBQ. pic.twitter.com/EZvDKaMqku
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 8, 2023
Thankfully, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin seems to have a better grasp on the situation. He announced the movement of U.S. military assets to the Eastern Mediterranean, including the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group and a number of guided missile destroyers. It’s a shame that it takes the Secretary of Defense to step up and demonstrate real leadership in a time of crisis.
But it’s not just military support that is needed. Israel also requires additional equipment and resources to defend itself against these terrorist attacks. Austin pledged that the United States will be rapidly providing the Israel Defense Forces with the necessary munitions and assistance. It’s about time we offer unwavering support to our allies instead of playing politics.
It’s clear that Biden’s handling of the situation is weak and ineffective. His lack of action and failure to prioritize the safety and security of Americans is truly troublesome. We need a leader who will stand strong against terrorists and protect American lives, not someone who throws parties and releases empty statements. It’s time for a change in leadership, and it can’t come soon enough.