Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) denounced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) call to restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, contrasting it to the Democrat’s position on defunding the police.
Several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, withdrew funding from the UNRWA, the agency providing critical funding for Palestinian civilians and refugees, after 12 now-former employees were investigated for playing varying roles in the Oct. 7 massacre that ignited the war. Ocasio-Cortez demanded that funding resume, a position Britt found differed from her previous stance to defund police departments.
Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL), center, speaks to reporters as they criticize President Joe Biden’s policies on the US-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
“The far-left would defund the police but fund terrorists,” Britt said in a post