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Constituents of Reps. Katherine Clark, Elise Stefanik Accuse Lawmakers of Genocide

HeadlineJan 10, 2024

Meanwhile, protests continue against lawmakers who refuse to demand a ceasefire and an end to U.S. support for Israel’s assault. In Revere, Massachusetts, constituents of Democratic Whip Katherine Clark held a procession, carrying white bundles to represent the shrouded bodies of the more than 9,000 children who have been killed in Gaza. The protest ended in front of Clark’s home, where Palestinian Americans delivered speeches. This is Lea Kayali.

Lea Kayali: “I will not appeal to your false sense of morality. It is obvious that politicians like you only speak the language of power. So hear me when I say this: Do not underestimate our power. We, your constituents, are your bosses. And as people of conscience, we charge you, Representative Clark, with genocide.”

Here in New York, constituents of Congressmember Elise Stefanik sent a letter urging the Republican lawmaker to “resign immediately for your aiding and abetting genocide of Palestinians in Gaza by voting to send arms to the IDF to perpetrate the crime in violation of the Genocide Convention.” The letter also raised Stefanik’s role in the ouster of the presidents of Harvard and UPenn for allowing pro-Palestinian protests on campus.

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