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Tim Scott blasts media, ‘The Squad’ for becoming ‘disgusting’ extension of ‘Hamas propaganda machine’

South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott blasted media outlets for spreading Hamas’ claim that an Israeli missile struck a Gaza hospital killing hundreds — which Israel has flatly denied — and called progressive members of the so-called Squad “disgusting” for spreading what he called “propaganda.”

“Frankly, I know we shouldn’t expect more from the Squad, but the Squad becoming an extension of the Hamas propaganda machine, it is disgraceful, and it is costly,” the GOP presidential candidate told Fox News Digital by phone on Wednesday. 

“I think we should be very careful to allow it any daylight.”

Progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, faced intense scrutiny on social media this week after she immediately accused Israel of bombing a Christian hospital in the Gaza Strip and “killing 500 Palestinians,” including doctors, patients and children.

Tim Scott speaks in suit during second Republican debate

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the second Republican presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sept. 27, 2023. (Robyn Beck)

Scott told Fox News Digital the best thing the Biden administration can do right now is to give unequivocal support.

“Stop questioning Israel’s intentions and their objective of having the clearest, strongest response. All the guardrails that they’re putting on Israel can only lead to more delays, denial of success, and that will be devastating,” he said.

“These are dangerous times, and part of that being led by members of Congress, having one flying the Palestinian flag the last time I checked in the halls of Congress, paid for by the American taxpayers,” Scott said, referring to the Palestinian flag hanging outside of Tlaib’s office. 

“That’s a dangerous mixed message to send right now.”

Tlaib’s office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Andrew Mark Miller is a reporter at Fox News. Find him on Twitter @andymarkmiller and email tips to


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