Cornyn on Support for Israel: ‘A Battle Between Good and Evil’
Yesterday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Hamas’ barbaric attacks on the State of Israel and called for the U.S. to provide Israel with the assistance it needs to protect its citizens. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“Nine days have passed since Hamas launched its unprovoked attack on the State of Israel. Hamas fighters have entered Israel by land, air, and sea. They brutally murdered, abused, and kidnapped innocent civilians. They paraded hostages through the streets of Gaza like trophies.”
“There's no excusing, no equivocating, no explaining the actions of Hamas. It's not trying to protect the Palestinian people or promote freedom. Hamas' singular goal is to annihilate the Jewish people and wipe Israel off the map.”
“Over the last several days, the support for Israel has been overwhelming. It transcends party lines, religion, race, and ethnicity. This is not an issue of opinion. This is a battle between right and wrong, good and evil.”
“It's important for the terrorists and their sponsors to understand that America's support for Israel is not limited to rhetoric. If Israel needs weapons, the United States will provide them. If Israel needs support gathering or analyzing intelligence, the United States will provide it. If Israel needs help with humanitarian assistance, medical supplies – whatever they need – the United States and the people of this great country will answer the call.”
“We all hope and pray for a day in the future when the Middle East can be a place of peace, stability, and democracy. We simply will not reach that point without a strong and secure Israel.”
“I stand in full support of Israel and will continue to advocate for any form of assistance she needs, whether it's military, humanitarian, or otherwise. We must stand with Israel.”