US Vice President Kamala Harris is facing criticism for not pushing back against a university student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide” during an event she was hosting earlier today.
Harris gave a talk about voting rights to a class at George Mason University in Virginia and then took questions from the students, one of whom said “a lot of taxpayer money is allocated for funding the military, whether it’s in backing Saudi Arabia or in Palestine.”
The student, who identified herself as “part Yemeni, part Iranian,” went on to note what she described as “astronomical numbers” at pro-Palestinian protests over the summer, following Israel’s May war with Hamas.
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“But then just a few days ago there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s an ethnic genocide and a displacement of people — the same that happened in America — and I’m sure you’re aware of this,” she says.
The US House of Representatives last week approved $1 billion in funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system in a 420-9 vote.