Biden’s airdrops into Gaza sees mixed reaction in Congress

Biden’s announcement of coming airdrops of humanitarian aid into Gaza was met with praise and criticism from Congress members.

President Joe Biden announced his plans to drop meals into the war-torn Gaza following news that an attempt to deliver aid to Palestinians ended in a chaotic and deadly scene. On Saturday, three C130 planes delivered 38,000 meals Saturday. Some, like Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), praised the effort.

“President Biden is right to order these airdrops and provide immediate assistance where it is sorely needed,” Reed wrote in a statement. “Israel was brutally attacked on October 7th and I stand with the Israeli people as they degrade and defeat the threat from Hamas. However, tragic incidents like yesterday show that the Netanyahu government must do more to protect innocent life and increase humanitarian assistance to
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