WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and six colleagues introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’s brutal terrorist attacks on Israel and demanding that Hamas release all hostages and allow for their safe return home. Senator Rosen recently returned from a bipartisan delegation to Israel, where she met with Israeli leaders and families of those taken hostage. It is estimated that Hamas is holding close to 200 people hostage including children, women, seniors, and American citizens.
“The most powerful meeting we had in Israel was talking with the families of hostages being held by Hamas,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Those being held hostage, and their families, need our support now more than ever. American and Israeli families are hurting.”
“In Israel, our bipartisan delegation met with the family members of those who were abducted by Hamas. As the only Jewish mother serving in the Senate, these conversations were gut-wrenching, and I promised them I’d lead the efforts to ensure these hostages were returned safely to their families,” said Senator Rosen. “This bipartisan resolution cements our support for the Israeli people, strongly condemns the atrocities carried out by Hamas, and demands the immediate release of the hundreds of hostages, including Americans, being held by this terrorist organization. The Senate must use its voice to call for the swift release of these innocent people.”
Cassidy and Rosen are joined by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in cosponsoring the resolution.
Cassidy returned from a bipartisan CODEL to Israel earlier this week where he met with families of hostages taken by Hamas.