Cornyn Calls Out Iran for Bankrolling Hamas

Tuesday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called out Iran for providing Hamas with the money, weapons, and military training used to carry out their unprovoked attack on Israel and warned Iran not to use the war as an opportunity to escalate. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Hamas’ unprovoked attack on Israel has killed nearly 1,400 people, including 30 Americans – that point should not be lost. American citizens have been killed in Israel by this terrorist attack.”

“We have a national interest in supporting one of our most critical allies as it responds to this terrorist invasion.”

“I’ve been disturbed as I read some press reports where Biden administration officials have said, ‘Well, we don’t see Iran’s fingerprints on this attack.’”

“For years now, Iran has provided Hamas with the money, the weapons, and the military training that it uses against Israel and other allies of the United States.”

“It doesn’t matter if Iran called the plays for the attack or knew about the specific timing. Tehran has bankrolled Hamas’ arsenal and its capabilities, and is cheering on Hamas as it kills innocent Israelis – men, women, and children. Iran gave Hamas the tools it needed to attack Israel and further its goal of eliminating the Jewish state.”

“The question now is: will Iran use this opportunity to escalate?”

“I hope that Iran and Hezbollah recognize the high cost of expanding this conflict.”


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