Texas Senator Ted Cruz powerfully responded to the Obama-inspired anti-Israel UN resolution that passed Friday, proclaiming that Obama has “systematically” undermined Israel, America’s only ally in the Middle East and the only democracy where individual freedoms exist.
“For eight long years, the Obama administration has worked systematically to undermine the nation of Israel,” Cruz said in a statement. “They actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, and illegally used U.S. taxpayer funds to do so. Never has there been a more anti-Israel Administration, and today’s United Nations vote is the culmination of their systemic agenda to weaken Israel and strengthen its enemies,” he declared.
Ted Cruz said that he agrees with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the resolution and called for the corrupt globalist organization, which regularly works against U.S. interests to be defunded. Cruz called the resolution “disgraceful” and said that the consequences for passing the resolution should be “severe.”
“I also emphatically second the call of my colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham that the consequences of this disgraceful UN resolution should be severe. I look forward to working with Sen. Graham, and with the incoming Administration of President-elect Trump, to significantly reduce or even eliminate U.S. funding of the United Nations, and also to seriously reconsider financial support for the nations that supported this resolution. For those who have put your name to this despicable attack on Israel, you did so with full knowledge of the consequences of your actions.”
Cruz further scolded not only Obama but also Secretary of State John Kerry as well as UN Ambassador Stephanie Power, who ultimately and cowardly cast the non-vote of “abstain,” rather than to veto the measure. Cruz called their legacy “shameful” and called on Democrats to condemn the move.
“And for those who acquiesced or facilitated the UN resolution–especially President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Ambassador Power–history will record your abiding and shameful legacy undermining our friend and ally Israel. I am hopeful at least some Senate Democrats will choose to repudiate your anti-Israel actions, and I am grateful that the new Administration has committed to once again restoring our strong and unequivocal support for the Nation of Israel.”