WHERE DO THEY STAND: Four Senate Democrats Refused to Sign Senatorial Statement Supporting Israel, Condemning Hamas

Senator Berger Press Shop
2 min readOct 11, 2023

Senate Judiciary Chairmen: “Why have these Democrats chosen to hide behind silence as the terrorist group Hamas commits crimes against humanity”

Gov. Cooper, Attorney General Stein, and Democratic Party Chair Anderson Clayton MUST denounce their silence

Raleigh, N.C. — Yesterday, 46 members of the North Carolina Senate added their names to a Senatorial Statement supporting Israel and condemning the terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas in recent days.

Four Senate Democrats refused to sign the statement despite being in attendance and voting on bills.

The members that did not sign are Sens. Julie Mayfield (D-Buncombe), Graig Meyer (D-Orange), Mujtaba Mohammed (D-Mecklenburg), and Natalie Murdock (D-Durham).

“You would think that every member of the Senate would support a Senatorial Statement standing against the beheading of babies, the murder and rape of women, and the slaughtering of innocent teenagers attending a music festival, but that is not the case. Why have these Democrats chosen to hide behind silence as the terrorist group Hamas commits crimes against humanity, including the execution of civilian hostages? How much more evil do they need to see before they denounce Hamas? Full unity around this issue allows us to send the strongest message of support for our ally Israel and opposition to barbaric violence being committed by Hamas,” Senate Judiciary Chairmen Sens. Danny Earl Britt, Jr. (R-Robeson), Warren Daniel (R-Burke), and Buck Newton (R-Wilson) said.

The Senatorial Statement, in part reads, “[I]t is our duty, and the duty of all civilized people, to condemn the cowardly act of targeting civilians, including children and the elderly…”

Thousands of innocent Israelis have been killed and injured, and it was confirmed that at least 22 U.S. citizens were killed in the attacks.

“Gov. Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, and North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Anderson Clayton must swiftly denounce the silence of these Democrats, and make clear where the Democratic Party stands on this issue,” the chairmen said.

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