House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R.Res.11, which calls for repeal of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and makes clear the Obama administration’s failure to veto this resolution violated longstanding U.S. policy to protect Israel from such one-sided resolutions. McMorris Rodgers previously denounced the administration’s decision.
“11 minutes after Israel declared her independence, the United States announced our support for the new nation. Since the days of President Truman, our commitment to our ally has been unbreakable – until now. President Obama’s decision not to veto the UN’s biased, one-sided resolution is an affront to a nation who has long been our trusted friend and ally. To echo Speaker Ryan earlier today, this was not about settlements, and it wasn’t about peace – it was about Israel’s right to exist. I’m grateful to stand with my Republican and Democrat colleagues to cry foul, and condemn the UN’s anti-Israel actions.”