Well, I never thought I would see the day when an administration would welcome protests among staffers who are not supporting U.S. policy.
The latest being a reported hunger strike that federal workers are planning to protest Israel and show support for Palestine.
The White House is just shrugging its shoulders, saying that it supports peaceful protests.
I don’t understand the concept of allowing protests among federal staffers whose sole purpose is to enforce U.S. policies.
How can staffers be trusted to carry out their assignments if they do not believe the assignments are justified or morally correct?
Staffers are trying to pressure Biden into putting more pressure on Israel to call a permanent ceasefire, but PM Netanyahu has already stated that will not happen until Hamas is defeated.
When the White House was asked about the latest round of protests, Karine Jean-Pierre responded, “It’s hard to say if he’s going to have regular conversations [with ceasefire protesters in the future].
“It’s not the first time that the president has had conversations with protesters from whatever side of the issue that they’re on.”
The latest protest is set to take place on February 1, where staffers who are participating will wear traditional Palestinian garb and/or symbols to show support for Palestine.
Jean-Pierre added, “The president says this all the time — he’s a president for all Americans.
“That’s something that he believes. He’s always willing to hear people out. … Americans have the right for their voices to be heard, just as long as they do it peacefully.”
I have zero problems with people protesting on any issue, but I have a huge problem with federal workers who are being paid with our tax dollars holding protests when they are supposed to be earning that paycheck and looking out for the interests of the United States.
Protesting for Palestine is clearly not in our best interests, so I would love to know how this administration can justify these people keeping their jobs.