May 13 2024

In Case You Missed It: New York Post Editorial - Bravo to Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump and other pols calling out Biden’s betrayal of Israel

Bravo to Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump and other pols calling out Biden’s betrayal of Israel

By the Editorial Board

The New York Post

May 12, 2024

Bravo to Sen. Lindsey Graham for proving that Israel still has loyal friends in Washington, despite President Biden freezing key military aid and other administration hostility.

On Thursday, Graham introduced a resolution, co-sponsored by 47 other GOP senators, slamming Biden’s announcement and demanding that Biden fulfill Israel’s military-aid requests.

Not only would this prevent the Biden administration from using weapons as leverage, it forces Democrats to vote on the issue and make their positions clear: Do you stand by Israel or not?

This follows Graham’s Wednesday grilling of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Charles Brown about the delay in arms shipments, making the stakes plain: “Israel’s enemies want to kill all the Jews, and you are withholding weapons from them?”

Meanwhile, in the House, Rep. Beth Van Duyne introduced a bill to require transfers of some weapons to Israel within 30 days of procurement.

A host of Republicans including Sens. Ted Cruz, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton and Joni Ernst on Thursday ripped Biden’s his cowardly betrayal, with Graham accusing the prez of trying to wrench control of the war from Israel: “I got one message for Israel: Don’t let them do it.”

And kudos to the two dozen House Democrats who also slammed Biden’s betrayal last week — but shame on all New York Dems (aside from Reps. Ritchie Torres and Tom Suozzi) who are hiding out or even praising the prez.

Ex-prez Donald Trump is on the case, too, telling the 100,000 gathered at his Saturday rally in Jersey, “I support Israel’s right to win its war on terror. Is that OK? I don’t know if that’s good or bad politically. I don’t care. Gotta do what’s right.”

That slam was spot-on: Spooked by the nationwide anti-Israel protests, Biden is doing what he does best: placating progressives in the (false) belief that it serves his political needs.

The urgent question now: Will Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer quash Graham’s resolution, or start living up to his endless brags of being Israel’s leading “guardian” in Congress?