House Democrat Calling for Biden to Freeze Iran’s $6 Billion Has History of Backing Gaza Aid
- October 13, 2023
Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) is among the latest entrants in a growing list of House members calling on President Joe Biden to re-freeze the $6 billion in Iranian assets he unfroze just before Hamas terrorists murdered more than 1,200 Israeli men, women and children in an Oct. 2 massacre.
Soon after taking office in 2021, Mr. Biden gave orders to restart the flow of U.S. aid to the Gaza Strip that his predecessor in the Oval Office, Donald Trump, had stopped
With as much as $350 million in renewed assistance at stake, Republicans in Congress and elsewhere immediately raised objections. Among them was Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), who exercised Senate privilege by placing a hold on $50 million of the authorizing legislation.
In a March 2021 internal memorandum obtained recently by the non-profit advocacy group, Protect the Public’s Trust, through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, a State Department counter-terrorism official described Hamas as “a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).