The Washington Post reports:
As a majority of Democratic senators call for a cease-fire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, a group of 20 Republican senators is pushing for a vote this week on a resolution expressing support for Israel.
“For decades, the people of Israel have endured unyielding attacks from terrorist groups, like Hamas, who wish to destroy the Jewish state and its people,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said in a statement.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), among the backers of Scott’s resolution, said Tuesday that Scott would try to pass it in the Senate this week by unanimous consent.
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