It is not hard to see Rep. Mike Doyle (D-District 14) cosponsoring a bill like the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act for many reasons (“Rep. Mike Doyle, a friend of Israel, should take his name off H.R. 4391,” Aug. 17).
First of all, he is unopposed in his reelection campaign. He is thus able to let his true colors shine, and he is beholden to the alt-left — many of whose groups are anti-Semitic — for most of his funding and positions.
Second, he has a very unrealistic view of the situation in the Middle East. He was involved in the Northern Ireland negotiations and falsely believes the same formula can translate to Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. He is misguided in believing that the Palestinian Authority truly wants peace. They do not, as their ideology calls for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.
Third, he votes with the Democratic Party almost all the time. Based on his record, he is in lockstep with the party’s leadership, and the party is no longer a friend of Israel and the Jewish people. Just look at Sens. Bernie Sanders and Corey Booker, and the party’s new rock star, congressional hopeful, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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