Nancy Mace, a Republican South Carolina Representative, called out House members who had not condemned Hamas’ sexual violence against Israeli women.
Where are the women’s organizations that claim to fight for women in the world, but have been silent on this matter? Look at my colleagues. “Where are they?” Mace stated on Fox News.
Israeli women were subjected to violent rape crimes, according to videos and photos posted on social media as well as Israeli Police accounts. This was after Hamas launched its attacks on the nation on October 7.
Mace reacted after a series of clips showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and philanthropist Sheryl Sandberg condemning Hamas’ rapes and sexual assaults of Israeli women as the war raged.
Mace stated that she agrees with Clinton, Gillibrand, and Sandberg in condemning the crimes. She asked why her House colleagues did not denounce the violence. She called out Washington Democrat Rep. Pramila Jaapal for her “excuses” last week.
She said: “Rep. Jayapal’s excuses from last week are no longer valid. We now know that Hamas had a battle plan to systematically rape and murder Israeli women.”
“I am a survivor.” “But the difference is that I have survived and many of these Israelis women did not,” said Mace who revealed to the world in 2019 that she had been raped as a teenager.
Jayapal was criticized last Sunday after an appearance on CNN, where she was asked about Hamas’s sexual violence against women. She repeatedly redirected the conversation to Israel and said she “absolutely condemns” Hamas for raping an Israeli woman. After the interview, the Washington Democrat released a statement in which she clarified that she condemned the rapes of Israeli women.
“Let me make it clear that I unambiguously condemn Hamas for using rape and sexual assault as an act of war. It is horrific. We must condemn it and hold the perpetrators responsible.”
Mace said that it was “horrible” that some of the House colleagues had not publicly condemned violent crimes.
I can’t imagine anything more embarrassing than seeing women from the left, or women in the House – my colleagues on that side – refuse to acknowledge what is happening. That is truly shameful. Mace stated that the act was disgusting and barbaric. We should condemn it in every part of our country.