Missouri & Kansas Politicos Express Solidarity As Israel Declares War

Another war breaks out amid worsening global military conflict and the local mainstream perspective, obviously, sides with longtime U.S. allies.

A quick breakdown which pretty much captures local political sentiment . . .

“Israel has every right to defend itself,” Republcian Senator Schmitt said in response.

His sentiments are joined by two other Missouri leaders- House Speaker Dean Plocher and Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden.

“As the top two elected officials in the Missouri Legislature, we strongly condemn the series of attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel today,” a joint press release stated. “These acts of violence have caused immense suffering to innocent civilians and should be seen as an act of war.”

A few moments ago . . .

Kansas Senator Roger Marshall simply tweetd: #StandWithIsrael

A recent statement from Mayor Q:

As the day goes on we expect more local politico to express their support or stay silent. 

International politics is above our pay grade at this bloggy dump BUT we will share some of the headlines we're checking on the topic . . .

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

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Israel's national rescue service says at least 22 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a Hamas military incursion on Saturday morning.

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