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Senator Ted Cruz SLAMS Democrats for Voting Against Israel Aid

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On Tuesday, the United States Senate voted along party lines to block Israel Aid. H.R. 6126, or the Israel Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 passed the House with wide and bipartisan support with a final vote of 226-196, with 11 members not voting. This aid bill set out to provide $14.3 billion in emergency aid funding to the state of Israel in light of the recent invasion by Hamas terrorists from Gaza. 


The pay-for for this $14 billion package was supposed to be from money appropriated already to enhance funding to the IRS. For this reason, many House Democrats stood against the bill, and every Senate Democrat worked to block its passage. President Biden threatened to veto the bill if it passed the Senate. 


The same day that this vote took place in the Senate, there was a massive presence outside the Capitol of Pro-Israel activists who were advocating for the expedited passage of this aid bill. Known as the “March for Israel,” almost 300,000 people took place in the event with a much higher than expected turnout. 


The official website for the event described the day as “An opportunity for all Americans to come together in solidarity with the people of Israel, to demonstrate our commitment to America's most important ally in the Middle East, to condemn the rising trend of antisemitic violence and harassment, and to demand that every hostage be immediately and safely released.


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) worked with other Republican Senators to force a vote on the Israel bill after attending the March for Israel. Senate Democrats did everything in their power to prevent the floor vote, but because of how persistent the Republicans were, eventually, Schumer yielded and allowed the vote to take place. The vote being along party lines means that many Senate Democrats in battleground seats and running for reelection, like Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) or Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), voted against allowing Israel to receive emergency aid. 


Senator Cruz released this statement following the floor vote: “Today was a disappointment, a missed opportunity, and a failure by Senate Democrats to protect American national security interests and to stand with our Israeli allies. After hundreds of thousands of Americans rallied on the Capitol Mall for unity, Senate Democrats voted party line to oppose aid to Israel. This legislation should have passed 100-0. The Senate should have voted with the House to ensure that Israel has everything it needs to utterly eradicate Hamas, for as long as it takes. Instead Democrats caved to their radical antisemitic base and voted to block aid to Israel. I will continue to fight for Israel, and work with my colleagues to deliver much-needed aid and support to Israel.

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20 de nov. de 2023

Teddy wanting to send more money to the parasite Israel. The state created out of Palestine by men, not God. While many suffer in the U.S.A. and also under invasion.

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