Senators, Representatives urge President Biden to 'do everything possible' to rescue American hostages in Gaza

(Washington, DC) -- Both United States Senators from North Dakota, Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of United States lawmakers in an effort to press President Joe Biden to "do everything in his power" to free American hostages taken by Hamas from Israel. They also asked Biden to support Israel's efforts to dismantle the threat of Hamas.

“Hamas has already killed 30 Americans and likely injured many more… With U.S. citizens still missing in the aftermath of the terror group’s brutal attack, we urge you to continue putting your full attention on the freeing of American hostages. Every day must be treated with a sense of urgency,” write the lawmakers. “As a result, we urge the United States to continue supporting Israel’s urgent efforts to dismantle the threat of Hamas, provide the necessary resources for Israel’s defense, and continue offering whatever support necessary to immediately and safely rescue kidnapped Americans, with particular attention to those who require urgent medical care.”

Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) also signed the letter.