Republicans in the Florida Congressional Delegation Express Continued Support of Israel

Republicans from the Sunshine State showcased their continued support for Israel this week.

The top Republicans in the U.S. House–including U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., who leads the House Republican Conference–sent a letter to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. More than 110 House Republicans signed the letter.

“We write to reaffirm the unshakeable alliance between the United States and Israel, to emphasize that Israel has the right to make sovereign decisions independent of outside pressure, and to express our support for you as you make such decisions in your capacity as Israel’s democratically-elected prime minister,” the Republicans wrote.

“As dedicated friends of the Jewish state, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to the relationship between our two nations and Israel’s right to sovereignty and defensible borders,” they added.

Several Republicans from Florida including U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, Brian Mast, John Rutherford, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz and Ted Yoho signed the letter.

“While Democrats in Congress threaten to betray our alliance with Israel, Republicans are committed to standing up for our shared democratic principles,” Steube said on Tuesday. “We stand with Israel now and always and will continue to recognize and support their sovereignty in making decisions.”

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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