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Former CA Lawmaker Scott Baugh Criticizes United Nation’s Ceasefire Resolution Amid Ongoing War Between Israel and Hamas

In late March, ten non-permanent members of the UN’s Security Council put forward the resolution that demanded Israeli forces and Hamas fighters immediately ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, unconditionally release hostages, and urgently flow more aid into Gaza.

Congressional Republican nominee Scott Baugh denounced the United Nations’ call for a ceasefire in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, saying the brief pause in conflict would only allow terror organizations like Hamas to regroup and plan further attacks on Jews. 

Baugh, a former state lawmaker who recently advanced to the general election this year in the state’s wide-open 47th Congressional District seat, issued a statement condemning the UN’s resolution as more than 33,000 people on both sides of the conflict have been killed since the war began on October 7, 2023.

“The resolution does not require a release of all hostages, including Americans, as a condition of the cease-fire,” Baugh said in a social media post.  “While we all hope for a speedy end to all wars, the UN resolution simply calls for a break in the action allowing terror organizations to replenish their weapons and supplies, regroup, and plan to kill more Jews.”  

In late March, ten non-permanent members of the UN’s Security Council put forward the resolution that demanded Israeli forces and Hamas fighters immediately ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, unconditionally release hostages, and urgently flow more aid into Gaza.

Both Hamas and the Palestinian authority accepted the resolution, but Israeli officials criticized the decree over concerns it would undermine the efforts to secure the release of hostages.

Baugh argued that a ceasefire should only occur when the threat of these organizations has been eliminated. 

“Real leadership means standing against terrorism and anti-semitism always, without giving into political pressure,” he said.

Baugh’s stance on the matter comes as he prepares to replace outgoing Democratic Rep. Katie Porter’s seat in Washington in 2025, which is expected to be one of the most competitive races in the country.

The former state lawmaker and staunch constitutional conservative Republican breezed through the primary in March, giving him a chance to replace outgoing Democratic Rep. Katie Porter’s seat in Washington in 2025.

His campaign runs on 2024 presidential nominee former President Donald Trump’s ideas surrounding securing the U.S. border, controlling spending to address economic challenges, and voicing strong opposition to the Biden Administration’s executive actions. 

Biden officials reportedly chose to abstain rather than veto the UN Security Council resolution at its passage to rework portions of its text to ensure a lasting ceasefire and language concerning the ongoing hostage release efforts.

Because the final text does not have key language we view as essential, notably a condemnation of Hamas, we could not support it. This failure to condemn Hamas is particularly difficult to understand coming days after the world once again witnessed the horrific acts terrorist groups commit,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield reportedly said Washington could not support the resolution because it “did not agree with everything.”

“A ceasefire could have come about months ago if Hamas had been willing to release hostages,” the ambassador said. “Any ceasefire must come with the release of all hostages.”

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