28 Democratic Senators Call for ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ in Gaza As Biden Admin Urges ‘Calm’
A majority of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Sunday called for an “immediate ceasefire” in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a move that President Joe Biden‘s administration has not yet made. Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged returning to “calm” and an end to the violence in Gaza.
Twenty eight senators, led by Georgia’s Jon Ossoff, issued a joint statement calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East. “To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate ceasefire,” the senators wrote.
The statement’s signatories include Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Angus King of Maine, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Mark Warner of Virginia, Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.