Roughly 100 lawmakers attend a screening at the US House of Representatives of footage from the October 7 massacre that was compiled by the IDF.
One member left the room in tears after five minutes, Jewish Insider reports.
“I’m feeling like I felt when I went to Birkenau,” Rep. Darrell Issa tells JI afterward.
Many leave the room at a loss for words and many are in tears.
Among those in attendance are House Speaker Mike Johnson and several lawmakers who have backed a ceasefire in Gaza, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“It’s obviously horrific and gruesome and it’s hard to believe that in the year 2023 things like this are still happening, but unfortunately they are,” Democratic Rep. Sarah Jacobs tells JI.