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Brian Mast to Code Pink: ‘We stand on their throats’

The Florida Republican congressman responded to Code Pink protesters who called him a terrorist.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seated, left) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla., seated, right) meet with injured IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in the rehabilitation ward at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus hospital on Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO).
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seated, left) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla., seated, right) meet with injured IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in the rehabilitation ward at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus hospital on Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO).

“You’re a heartless man,” a Code Pink activist tells Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) in video that the congressman shared on social media. “You lost your heart somewhere.”

At issue, to the anti-Israel activist, is Mast’s refusal to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

A strong support of Israel, Mast met with wounded Israeli soldiers alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in December. He told JNS in May about the circumstances under which he donned an Israel Defense Forces uniform, of which he is proud.

“Do you know where we stand on terrorists?” Mast told the Code Pink activist, who was apparently following him in the U.S. Capitol complex.

“You’re a terrorist,” she told him.

“Do you know where we stand on terrorists?” Mast repeated. “We stand on their throats.”

“Oh my god,” she said. “You are a monster.”

Mast’s colleague Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) shared the post. “My favorite tweet of the week,” he wrote.

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