As war is now underway in Israel after Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets in a surprise attack Saturday morning, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has spoken out.
Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., released a statement blaming President Joe Biden’s administration for working with Iran, which recently secured $6 billion in frozen funds after it released five American inmates in a prisoner swap.
“Today’s attacks underscore the Biden administration’s naïve approach to Iran,” Wicker said. “President Biden’s lenient policy has sent billions in case to Iran to continue its funding of terrorists and has jeopardized our closes regional partner, Israel. I will continue to hold this administration accountable to support Israel and deter Iran.”
Wicker went on to say he is “praying for Israel.” The Middle East country is one of the U.S.’s top allies.
While Wicker and other Republicans are placing the blame on Biden, the Democratic president informed Americans that he is working closely with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to offer “all appropriate means” of support to Israel.
“I told him the United States stands with the people of Israel in the face of these terrorist assaults,” Biden said. “Israel has the right to defend itself and its people, full stop.”
As of Saturday afternoon, war was underway at nearly 25 locations along the Gaza border. While the death count is not clear, it has been confirmed that dozens of Israelis have died, and hundreds have been injured.