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Newsmax” Lindsey Graham in Tel Aviv Meltdown with Newsmax reporter

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Newsmax headlines: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-israel-daniel-cohen/2023/10/22/id/1139230/

Lindsey Graham in Tel Aviv Meltdown: Tells Newsmax ‘Get Out of Here’

The Senator, with a collection of Republican and Democrat Senate colleagues is in Israel, surely a nerve-wracking place to be. That said, the following abrupt tussle occurred when Graham took a question at a presser from Newsmax’s Daniel Cohen, an American who is also an Israeli citizen and who lives in Israel as he reports for Newsmax.

The story reports:

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., went into meltdown mode with Newsmax’s Israel correspondent, Daniel Cohen, during a Sunday press conference in Tel Aviv.

At the conference Cohen asked the senators why there was not a stronger condemnation, especially of those on the left like Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who have failed to condemn Hamas’ attacks.

Cohen told the senators that Tlaib’s “tweet is still up condemning Israel for a hospital attack we know was a lie.” 

At that point, Graham, who held the podium with nine U.S. senators standing behind him, blew his gasket.

‘We are here together, not to talk about the problems at home, which are many,’ an angry Graham said, pointing his finger at Cohen.

‘I’ve got my own view of what to say — you’re not going to screw this up,’ Graham continued.

When Cohen interjected he was asking a ‘fair question,’ Graham again raised his voice.

‘You’re not going to screw this up,’ he said.

Clearly it is more than safe to say that everyone in Israel has their nerves frazzled. The question is what to do about all of this.

Clearly Graham and his colleagues are there to get answers about just that.

Here’s wishing they have a safe visit and a safe return.

And that reporter Cohen can get back to his superb and clearly brave reporting from what is an abrupt war zone.