On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation that, if passed, would that would cut off funding to the United Nations. At least one of the reasons for the proposed legislation is the recent United Nations resolution that denounced Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Since Barack Obama moved into The White House in 2008 he has made it no secret that he is no friend of Israel, neither is American traitor John Kerry.
From The Hill:
Cruz said President Obama “betrayed decades of robust bipartisan American support for Israel” by having his administration abstain from voting on the resolution rather than vetoing it.
“Congress must hold the U.N. accountable and use our leverage as its largest contributor to push for the repeal of this resolution, making it clear to the world that Congress stands unequivocally against efforts to undermine Israel,” he added.
Graham, who oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations, called the vote “a slap” against the Middle East ally.
“I begged the U.N. months before, don’t put me in this box. This was John Kerry and Obama taking a slap at Israel,” Graham said.
Last week a resolution was passed by the House of Representatives by a measure of 342-80 which dendenounced the vote of the Security Council. A majority of Democrats, 109, voted for the resolution, while 76 voted against it, and four voted “present.”
The Senate has introduced its own resolution, which is backed by 68 senators, though it hasn’t yet come up for a vote.