Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Gaza: ‘It’s time to take out the trash.’

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"Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Gaza: ‘It’s time to take out the trash.’"

kirkbush.jpg At a rally in DC last week, Illinois Republican Rep. Mark Kirk joined several other congressmen in supporting Israel’s actions in Gaza. According to JTA, Kirk said, “To misquote Shakespeare, something is rotten in Gaza and now it’s time to take out the trash.” Brandon Friedman of Vote Vets responds:

People who throw around such cavalier remarks have never watched a civilian bleed to death on a battlefield after being cut down in the crossfire. To people like Congressman Kirk, combat doesn’t involve real people in real situations. Just numbers, ideologies, terrorists, and “trash.” It’s the same reckless attitude that birthed George W. Bush’s “bring’em on” statement and many others like it.

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