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Senator John Fetterman Breaks With Far-Left Allies, Declares He is ‘Not’ a Progressive

In an interview, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman, a Democrat, characterized himself as “not a progressive” due to his persistent deviation from the party line on a number of contentious far-left issues.

“I’m not a progressive. I just think I’m a Democrat that is very committed to choice and other things. But with Israel, I’m going to be on the right side of that. And immigration is something near and dear to me, and I think we do have to effectively address it as well.” Fetterman said during a recent interview.

Fetterman maintains his pro-Israel stance in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7, despite the fact that the party’s left wing is becoming more pro-Palestinian and is advocating for a ceasefire in Gaza.

In addition to advocating for stricter immigration policies, the senator has demanded Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s resignation in the wake of his damning indictment.

Fetterman was the initial senator to demand Menendez’s resignation in late September, subsequent to his indictment on charges of bribery, fraud, and extortion associated with the acquisition of extravagant gifts in return for influence in the upper chamber.

Subsequently, Menendez declined these invitations; nevertheless, he did vacate his position as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a temporary basis.

Fetterman has expressed a strong stance regarding the Middle East conflict, contending that Hamas’s heinous assault on Israel warrants condemnation, while affirming that the ally possesses the legitimate prerogative to safeguard itself against the terrorist organization.

In addition to criticizing his left-leaning colleagues for their position, the senator has highlighted the ongoing schism within the party.

The remarks of the senator coincide with the efforts of Senate Republicans to affix a border agreement to any legislation that would provide future assistance to Israel and Ukraine.

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