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Rep. Lamborn: ‘I do not blame IDF wanting to eliminate Hamas’

On a podcast interview, the Colorado legislator considered possible Iranian involvement.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) in 2019. Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons.

On the America’s Roundtable podcast, the co-chair of the congressional Israel Allies Caucus described the motives and allies of the Hamas terrorists he said committed war crimes against Israel on Oct. 7.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) spoke with co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, discussing challenges pertaining to the Israel Defense Forces’s imminent effort to enter the Gaza Strip and eradicate the terror group that runs it.

“I do not blame for one moment the government of Israel and the IDF wanting to eliminate Hamas as a force in the future,” he stated. “Now how they do that is extremely challenging and complex and difficult.”

He said “like reasonable people across the world, I was stunned at these atrocities. I was stunned at the scope of the invasion and the preparation that had obviously gone into it.”

The congressman also speculated on whether “Iran has any connection to it, either directly or indirectly, because they have supported Hamas with providing weapons and money in the past.”

Lamborn also serves as chairman for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and as a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

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