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John Kerry Caught on Fox News Hot Mic Criticizing Israeli Strike

Secretary of State John Kerry did the “full Ginsburg” Sunday morning, hitting all five political talk shows. In between tapings, while Kerry was on camera and miced up for Fox News Sunday, he had a phone conversation with an aide in which he sarcastically responded to news of an Israeli operation that was captured by the network.

“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said to an aide. “We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John. I think John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”

Host Chris Wallace played the clip for Kerry, calling it a “extraordinary moment of diplomacy,” and asked if Kerry thought Israel had gone too far.

“We support Israel’s right to defend itself,” Kerry said. “It’s tough. It’s tough to have this kind of operation. I reacted obviously in a way that anybody does with respect to young children and civilians.”

Kerry then called on Hamas to accept the Egyptian-proposed ceasefire.

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

[h/t POLITICO]

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