On July 31 Rep. Duncan of South Carolina asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the hostilities between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas:
“Mr. Speaker, before we go home for the August work period, I think it is important for this House to reaffirm to the world our support for Israel. Under President Obama, it would seem that America has switched sides from its historical support for Israel, which dates back to 1948.
The President seems to want hostilities to end so bad that he and his supporting cast within the mainstream media fail to remember or point out that Hamas has been lobbing rockets into Israel from shortly after Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005.
In Secretary Kerry’s mind, it would seem, a stop to hostilities means Israel must stop defending its people. But there is never mention of Hamas ending the constant barrage of rockets–22 red alerts have gone off thus far in Israel today. That is not 22 rockets. That is 22 separate events where rockets have been launched into Israel.
This President seems more interested in appeasing Hamas, which is a terrorist organization, than he is in comprehending Israel’s desire to end this threat to its people and its existence.
This position put forward by the President and his Secretary of State, John Kerry, is an injustice and a betrayal toward a longtime friend and ally in the region. Israel deserves better, and they deserve more, Mr. President.
As for me and my office and my house and my family, we will always stand with Israel”, Duncan.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. “Members are reminded to direct their remarks to the Chair.”
Duncan: “Yes sir.”
Source: Congressional Record: http://thomas.loc.gov/
Rep, Duncan serves on the following committees, subcommittees:
- Subcommittee on Aviation (Former Chairman)
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (Former Chairman)
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials