Bob Casey GOP challenger heaps praise on Fetterman for Israel ‘moral clarity’

Republican Senate candidate Dave McCormick applauded Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) for his outspoken defense of Israel, a compliment that doubled as a critique of his home state colleague, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

McCormick, a West Point graduate and former Bush administration official, will compete against Casey in the fall and has made support for Israel a litmus test in the race. The two have positioned themselves as allies of Israel, but McCormick has run to Casey’s right on the issue, highlighting the senator’s support for the Iran nuclear deal and endorsement of Rep. Summer Lee (D-PA), a “Squad” Democrat who is critical of the Jewish state.

Fetterman has left no question as to where he stands on the topic, loudly rebuffing progressive calls for a ceasefire as Israel wages a casualty-heavy war in Gaza. More recently, he called
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