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Disruption at Vice President Harris’ Holiday Party as State Representative Calls for Cease-Fire in the Middle East

During Vice President Harris’ holiday party speech, a disruption occurred when Delaware state Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton called for a cease-fire in the Middle East. Holding up a sign that read “cease-fire,” she expressed concern about the situation in Bethlehem, highlighting the challenges faced there during the Christmas season.

Interrupting the vice president, Wilson-Anton passionately addressed the issue, stating, “Madam Vice President, I am a rep from Delaware. Did you know in Bethlehem they are not celebrating Christmas? Did you know in Bethlehem, baby Jesus is under the rubble? Why won’t you call for a cease-fire?” Harris responded by acknowledging the desire to be heard but reminded the audience that she was currently speaking.

The incident continued with Wilson-Anton persistently calling for a cease-fire, leading to her eventual removal from the event. The call for a cease-fire in the Middle East has generated differing opinions within the Democratic Party. President Biden, in a November Washington Post op-ed, emphasized that a cease-fire does not necessarily bring about peace, citing concerns about Hamas exploiting such periods to regroup and resume attacks.

Despite this perspective, some members of the Democratic Party, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have expressed disagreement with the administration’s stance. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the veto of a United Nations resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, describing it as “shameful” and questioning the administration’s commitment to human rights.

Other progressive representatives, such as Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, have echoed calls for a cease-fire, diverging from the administration’s position on the matter. The disagreement within the party highlights the complexities surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict and differing opinions on the appropriate course of action, told WSPA 7NEWS.

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