Thugs surrounding Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) shoved an old man out of a restaurant for asking repeated questions about the senator’s defense for Israel since the October 7th attack by Hamas.
A video clip taken by a bystander shows the pro-Palestinian protestor repeatedly shouting “I voted for you!” as an aide attempts to intervene. Sen. Fetterman, clad in a maroon hoodie, adopts a pensive posture as the man challenges him on recent statements condemning Hamas for the terrorist attack that killed over 1,400 Israelis, imprisoned hundreds of others, and produced gruesome scenes of beheaded infants and burned neighborhoods.
“Why didn’t you support a humanitarian ceasefire?” the older man asks before an aide appears on camera to offer to speak with him.
“No! I can talk to – I voted for him, I can talk… I’m sorry, this is a democracy!” the man shouts.
“It absolutely is,” the aide replies.
“Ten thousand people in Gaza have been killed. Half are children. The pope’s calling for a ceasefire. The U.N. has called for… I’m just asking you. You’re a good guy. I voted for ya! I know you’re a nice guy,” the man continues.
“This is important,” he adds, whipping out a small piece of paper before an aide to Fetterman begins aggressively pushing him toward the exit and out the door.
“Can I ask the senator a question!” shouts the man as he’s pushed outside and down the street. Following the incident, it appears a staff member with the restaurant confronts Sen. Fetterman’s aide for manhandling the constituent.
Calls for a ceasefire have divided the Democratic Party, with most elected members of Congress supporting President Joe Biden’s pledge of total support to Israel as well as a $100 million package to bolster its incursions into Gaza in search of Hamas terrorists. In stark contrast, the party’s base has staked out an animated defense of Palestinians that has veered into open antisemitism. Several members of the congressional “Squad,” made up of eight ultra-progressive House Democrats, have been called out for refusing to denounce Hamas, leading to at least one outburst when the pressure became too much.