CNN host Abby Phillip on Thursday grilled Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) for opposing humanitarian support to Palestinians in Gaza. (Watch the video under.)
“How is making life more miserable for Gazans something that helps Israel?” the CNN anchor requested the Republican lawmaker.
President Joe Biden introduced a $100 million bundle for civilians in Gaza and the West Bank because the battle between Israel and Hamas escalates.
Phillip confirmed Scott’s objection to the help earlier than asking: “I wonder, just putting aside some of the kind of political rhetoric around this, how is making life more miserable for Gazans something that helps Israel?”
“I’m glad you asked that question,” replied Scott, who didn’t precisely reply it. But he did echo different conservatives’ claims that Hamas militants would steal the help. (Biden has warned that militants’ makes an attempt to limit the move of products would make issues worse, demonstrating once more their lack of concern for the Palestinian individuals.)
Scott recounted the atrocities of Hamas’ Oct. 7 assault on Israel that ignited the battle and spoke of “making sure that never happens again.”
Phillip tried clarifying issues, saying: “I understand, but I’m talking about humanitarian aid, which Israel, by the way, has agreed to.”
Scott steamrolled over her level. “I don’t want a dime, a nickel, a penny ending up in the hands of Hamas,” he stated. “We know that at the end of the day in the Gaza Strip, Hamas controls every penny.”
Phillip once more tried to set Scott straight. “This is not what I’m talking about here, and what this aid is… is not cash. We’re talking about access to water, food, medical care,” she stated.
“I guess what I’m saying, senator, is if Israel has agreed with the United States to allow $100 million of humanitarian aid into southern Gaza, where they have asked for civilians to go to, why would you oppose that aid being provided?” Phillip continued.
Scott reiterated his concern that the help would wind up “in the hands of terrorist organizations.”
Phillip steered the going-nowhere dialog to the lots of of Americans in Gaza who would possibly profit from the help and requested if they need to be “fending for themselves.”
Scott replied they need to depart the susceptible areas with Israel’s provided assist “to get out of harm’s way.”
He added, “By doing that, we accelerate the path to victory for Israel, which then eliminates the need for a conflict.”
Scott appeared to disregard the deteriorating circumstances that prompted the United Nations to name for an “immediate humanitarian cease-fire” to permit support to succeed in the Palestinians in Gaza. More than 2 million residents have been with out meals, water and drugs shipments for practically two weeks.