The war in Gaza has become a deeply important political topic in the United States. Many of the progressive side of the Democratic party have been calling for a complete ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. Lawmakers who support these actions include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.
Bernie Sanders, perhaps the most well-known progressive in the country agrees that there should be a humanitarian ceasefire. He does not think, though, that the action should be permanent.
Sanders explained to Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation:
"Well, first of all, I strongly support and wish and hope that the United States will support the United Nations resolution that was vetoed, that we vetoed the other day. That was a humanitarian course, united period fire that would advise we call for the release of all of the hostages held by Hamas and would allow the U.N. and other agencies to begin to supply the enormous amount of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people."
The Vermont senator continued, "In terms of a permanent ceasefire, I don’t know how you can have a permanent ceasefire, when Hamas who has said before October 7th and after September 7th, that they want to destroy Israel. They want a permanent war. I don’t know how you have a permanent ceasefire with an attitude like that."
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CBS: