Political notebook: Tennessee, Georgia leaders condemn Hamas attack on Israel


NASHVILLE — The terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel is generating bipartisan condemnation by top Tennessee and Georgia Republican and Democratic elected leaders.

Hamas launched a barrage of rockets and an incursion into Israel, killing hundreds of Israelis, including soldiers and civilians, and resulting in the abduction of dozens, including women and children, according to multiple news accounts.

Here’s what they’re saying:

— Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee: “Tennessee will always stand by our friends & allies in Israel, & we support Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorists,” the Republican governor posted on social media. “Maria & I ask Tennesseans to join us in prayer for the victims of these horrific attacks.”

— Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: “This is an egregious act of war upon one of our nation’s greatest allies,” the Republican governor wrote in a social media post.

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