Rep. Ilhan Omar plans to introduce a resolution disapproving a $320 million bomb equipment sale to Israel by the Biden administration.
The proposal marks the first congressional challenge to uninterrupted military support for Israel, particularly amid the deadly Gaza campaign.
The bill would need to pass both the House and Senate to prevent the equipment transfer unless President Biden vetoes it. (Trending: Photos Released Of Cocaine Found In White House)
Josh Paul, a former State Dept. employee that resigned after Biden offered Israel weapons without the same restrictions that were required of Ukraine, voiced support for Omar’s bill.
“It is an important statement that there are those in the U.S. who care about this issue and are not willing to simply stand by,” said Paul to the HuffPost.
Adding the claim that the explosives being sold “the sort of capability Israel has been using for the last month to devastate Gaza.”
“It marks the beginning, perhaps, of the turning of a tide that will take a long time to turn,” warned the ex-bureaucrat.
The move has received praise from some observers, signaling a potential shift in U.S. policy.
The Biden administration’s stance on Israel’s conduct in Gaza has raised concerns, with human rights groups suggesting war crimes.
The conflict has resulted in significant casualties on both sides.