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The moment the vice president was rushed off the floor, the instructions were given to leave the chamber, and then immediately proceed to stay in the chamber, there was a sense that, yes, this is all about protesters. I think many of us are aware that protesters could be carrying arms. So there was certainly concern that there could be shooting, that there could be a breach of the chamber.
The symbolism really represents to people living in the West Bank and Gaza that there is no path for them to ever have a land of their own, they've been under occupation, it's an extraordinarily difficult life, and we have -- we, the United States -- have championed the vision that there would be a future, a brighter future ahead.
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