On July 11, 2014 Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute to openly advocate for US military involvement in yet another conflict in the Middle East. Going so far as to suggest the positioning of American war ships off the coast of Israel?
His comments are as follows:
“Mr. Speaker, last month, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas openly united with the evil terrorist group Hamas, and at this very moment they are raining down rockets upon the innocent citizens of Israel. Half of all Israelis have sought cover in bomb shelters across their tiny country. And the Obama administration has had the reprehensible gall to praise Abbas as someone who is “committed to nonviolence and cooperation with Israel,” and to further proclaim in an Israeli newspaper that “finally, peace is possible.”
Mr. Speaker, I thought nothing this President could ever say or do would surprise me anymore, but this flushed and breathless rush to embrace terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children is an unprecedented act of cowardice and betrayal.
America’s fleet should, this minute, be off the coast of Israel, and the world, including Abbas, Hamas, and Hezbollah, should know that America’s arsenal of freedom stands ready to defend our most precious ally on Earth (Israel) “, said Franks.
Source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov/
Rep. Trent Franks serves on the following committees and subcommittees:
- Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee, Member
- Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Member