My bill, HR 2407, prohibits U.S. military aid from being used to detain, abuse, & torture Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation. Children should never be mistreated, caged, or tortured with our tax dollars – anywhere. https://t.co/CmjNhgv5va— Rep. Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) September 16, 2019
First of all, McCollum's bill is a lie. Israel doesn't torture kids, despite the anti-Israel NGOs who claim otherwise.
US military aid to Israel is for weapons systems and missile defense, not on prisons.
But the real hypocrisy is that McCollum is pretending to care about children and our tax dollars. In fact, the only children that she seems to actually care about are those whom she can use as political pawns against Donald Trump or Israel.
Israel currently holds some 210 children, 27 between 14-16 and only 1 under 14, according to B'Tselem.
Let's compare that to the number of children locked up in the US in both youth detention facilities and adult prisons:
That's over 53,000 children locked up in the US, today.
4,600 kids are in in adult prisons, where they are far more likely to be sexually abused than adults are.
There are 500 kids 12 or under who are locked up!
These children are incarcerated with US tax dollars, whether on the state or federal level. (Yes, there are children in federal prisons as well.)
Yet somehow, McCollum's interest in children and tax dollars evaporates when the children are in her own back yard.
Cloaking her hate of Israel is the mantle of morality, Betty McCollum shows what a hypocrite she is. There is no love of children in her bill - only hate for the Jewish state.