Senator Marshall Urges Biden Administration to Swiftly Support Israel Aid Package
Senator Roger Marshall has called on the Biden administration to promptly back an aid package for Israel. This move, he believes, would send a decisive message to Iran as Israel strives to eliminate Tehran-backed Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
Senator Marshall's Call for Immediate Action
"Leave it to President Biden to miss an opportunity to send a clear, precise, quick, unhesitant message to the people of Iran, the terrorists from Iran, the terrorists from Hamas, all the puppets of Iran," Marshall expressed in an interview with The Daily Signal on Wednesday.
A stand-alone bill introduced last week by Marshall, along with fellow Senate Republicans JD Vance of Ohio, Mike Lee of Utah, and Ted Cruz of Texas, would ensure that Israel receives at least $14.3 billion in aid. This legislation was introduced in response to President Joe Biden’s proposed $106 billion "emergency supplemental" package, which would allocate $61.4 billion to Ukraine and $14.3 billion to Israel, among other expenditures.
Concerns Over Delayed Aid
However, Marshall argues that tying aid to Israel with additional funds for Ukraine will delay the package's passage in Congress. He believes that an aid package could have been passed last week with the support of almost all senators, if not for the inclusion of other issues like Ukraine and Taiwan funding, which have made the matter controversial.
The surprise attack on Israel from Gaza on October 7 by Hamas terrorists resulted in the death of approximately 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and over 200 hostages were taken. Among the casualties were Americans. It is believed that Iran funded and planned the attack through its proxy, Hamas.
"We need a quick response," Marshall stated. "Iran needs to know that this isn’t a battle just between the people of Israel and the Hamas army of terror, [that] this is a battle for the future of humankind, and that we’re not going to tolerate terrorism."
Details of the Proposed Aid Package
The stand-alone Israel aid bill proposed by Senate Republicans would provide $10.6 billion for assistance through the Defense Department, $3.5 billion in foreign military financing, and $200 million in diplomatic funding to help protect U.S. embassies and personnel, according to Marshall’s office.
Marshall clarified to The Daily Signal that the GOP bill does not include any funding for humanitarian aid to Gaza. He believes that such aid would be a mistake, as it could be misappropriated by the Hamas army of terrorists.
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Implications of Political Decisions on New Businesses
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Market Opportunities and Risks
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The "Hot Take"
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