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US official flounders when facing questions about two-state solution
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US official flounders when facing questions about two-state solution

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins indicated that the Biden administration is pushing for a two-state solution, but she floundered when facing questions about the issue from GOP Rep. Brain Mast of Florida.

"Have you analyzed that objectively?" Mast asked, regarding the support for a two-state solution.

Jenkins reiterated that it is a policy "we do support."

Mast continued to press the question.

"I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. Have I personally analyzed it?" Jenkins asked.

As Mast continued pressing the issue, Jenkins answered, "No I have, not," adding the caveat, "if I understand your question."

The congressman asked Jenkins if she was "representing support for a Palestinian state."

"Yes," she replied.

"Have you analyzed that support objectively?" Mast asked.

"Yes," she replied.

Moving on from that topic, Mast proceeded to repeatedly ask Jenkins what group she assessed "would lead that Palestinian state?"

Jenkins said that matter would have to be considered but that she did not believe she was in a position to answer.

Mast pressed the issue, but Jenkins said that she did not think she could answer the question, and that the matter is a piece of a bigger discussion.

Mast tried asking Jenkins whether she had assessed who would helm a Palestinian state.

Jenkins said the issue belongs to a broader discussion and she could not answer a question regarding what she particularly thinks.

So, Mast kept asking.

"I support a two-state solution," Jenkins said.

Mast still didn't let it go and kept asking.

"There will be an assessment of this question within the U.S. government," Jenkins said, noting that she is not in the position to answer, as it is a component of a bigger discussion.

"Why do you think that we should make a country out of a people that just conducted a Jewish genocide four months ago?" Mast asked.

Jenkins said that she was not sure what Mast was asking.

Mast asked again, but Jenkins said that while she wanted to answer, she did not feel that she was in a position to answer those kinds of questions. She said that it is a question for the American government.

In a post on X, Mast said, "The Biden Administration wants to create a Palestinian state, but REFUSES to say who would run it or whether they would be considered our ally. Here's the obvious truth: Hamas is the popularly elected government, and as a result, a Palestinian state would be run by terrorists."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News. He is an accomplished composer and guitar player and host of the podcast “The Alex Nitzberg Show.”
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