Before Barack Obama took office, Israel was one of our closest allies. Unfortunately, Obama has almost single-handedly changed that, and he made our relationship with Israel even worse last week when he allowed the United Nations to condemn the West Bank settlers in a controversial vote.
Now, Congress is firing back at Obama in a big way.
According to The Daily Caller, Texas Senator Ted Cruz just called on Congress to cease all U.S. funding to the UN until they reverse their anti-Israel decision. He is also calling on them to throw all Palestinian diplomats out of the U.S. and to make moves against any country that voted for the resolution.
He also wants Congress to freeze funds so that Obama won’t be able to pass any more resolutions against Israel before he leaves office.
“The disgraceful anti-Israel resolution passed by the UNSC was apparently only the opening salvo in the Obama administration’s final assault on Israel,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). “President Obama, Secretary Kerry, Ambassador Power, and their colleagues should remember that the United States Congress reconvenes on January 3rd, and under the Constitution we control the taxpayer funds they would use for their anti-Israel initiatives.”
A senior congressional aide revealed that lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum are furious at Obama, saying that “Enough is enough.”
“A new administration will arrive on January 20th, but in the intervening weeks Congress has an important role mitigating the damage President Obama can do in his final hours,” the source said. “Why on earth would we throw good taxpayer dollars after bad in support of the UN, which has proven itself again and again utterly unable to encourage any positive progress? Just take Syria — if they were doing anything over the last five years, it should have been working out a fair and equitable adjudication of the Syrian war.”
“Instead, they’ve proven themselves utterly useless–in fact they’ve probably made a gut-wrenching catastrophe worse,” the source concluded. “There’s no reason to think this action will turn out any more favorably.”
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