While the nation reeled Wednesday from the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s remarks he plans to speak on before the Senate on Thursday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had a party.
He hosted an observance of the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s capture of the other half of Jerusalem in 1967, something which he and his ilk call the “reunification” of Jerusalem. Sure, the city was under unified leadership once again, but there are still questions as to the legitimacy of Israel’s leadership of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, with many referring to it as the “occupation.”
Indeed, the question of how to appropriately address the concerns of the Palestinian people in light of the post-Ottoman Empire breakup creation of the State of Israel is an important one, but it’s not clear at all if this question ever occurred to Speaker Ryan.
In a video he posted to Twitter, he gives a glowing recap of the 1967 Six Day War, in similar fashion to the giant suckering up party that took place during President Trump’s recent visit to Israel.
See Speaker Ryan’s tweets and remarks on the topic below.
It’s quite notable how easily he twists religiosity with his role as a political leader, and it’s also notable how he thinks that it’s somehow appropriate for him to presume to speak on behalf of the deceased older brother of Israeli PM Netanyahu, as he does towards the end of his remarks.
Check out some of the best replies to Speaker Ryan’s tweets below.