We reported previously about how a State Department official resigned over U.S. support for Israel in the Israel-Hamas war, and that more might be looking for an exit.
There was also an internal memo written by two State Department staffers demanding that the U.S. support a ceasefire, as well as other similar thoughts submitted to the department’s Dissent Channel.
But now some Congressional staffers have just made a video on the Capitol steps to express their displeasure that the U.S. hasn’t called for a ceasefire in the war.
HAPPENING NOW: Congressional staffers are walking out to demand a #CeasefireNOW in Gaza.
Israel has killed over 10,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 4,200 children, in the past month. pic.twitter.com/H3T4Ymz1tZ
— IMEU (@theIMEU) November 8, 2023
We are Congressional staffers are Capitol Hill and we are no longer comfortable being silent. We were horrified by the brutal October 7 attacks on Israeli civilians. And we are horrified by the overwhelming response by the Israeli government that has killed thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Our constituents are pleading for a ceasefire. And we are the staffers answering their calls everyday. Most of our bosses on Capitol Hill are not listening to the people they represent. We demand that our leaders speak up and…