No Wisconsin member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives has declared support for Hamas since the terrorist group attacked Israel Oct. 7, 2023.
Republican U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden, who represents western Wisconsin, claimed Oct. 30 without evidence that at least one Wisconsin member of Congress openly “and actively” supports Hamas. In a Newsmax interview he named Madison area Rep. Mark Pocan.
His office did not reply to Wisconsin Watch’s request for information to back his claim.
Among Wisconsin’s two senators and eight House members, three are Democrats:
Sen. Tammy Baldwin called the attacks appalling and said she stands with the Israeli people.
Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee condemned the attacks.
Pocan condemned the attacks. He has also emphasized that not everyone in the Gaza Strip, the focus of Israel’s counterattacks, is part of Hamas and called for aid to Gaza civilians.
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Archive.is: Derrick Van Orden tweet
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin: The Hamas terrorist attacks on the Israeli people are appalling.
Rep. Mark Pocan: I condemn the heinous attacks by Hamas on Israel.
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YouTube: Derrick Van Orden interview