canada africa partner reservation California representative at campus protests across the country

California representative at campus protests across the country


WASHINGTON (CBS, KYMA/KECY) – California Rep. Ro Khanna (D) spoke with Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation on Sunday about the pro-Palestinian campus protests taking place across the country.

“I think the president must and will enter the campuses,” said Khanna, who visited colleges across the country during student protests.

“This is a defining moment for this generation, comparable to protests against Vietnam, anti-apartheid protests and war protests against Iraq. They tell us that more than 30,000 people have died. It is time for this war to end,” he said. added.

Rep. Khanna said the protests have led to an “awakening” in Washington, saying, “Everyone from the President on down is aware that young people are angry about what’s happening in the Middle East, and I think that there has also been an awakening in Washington. that this war must end, that too many people are dying.”

“What is lost is that the few protesters who incite violence or engage in that kind of anti-Semitism diminish the thousands of young people who simply want the war to end,” Khanna said, adding that some people at protests used violent or extreme rhetoric.

Click here to watch more of Brennan’s interview with Khanna.