Republican Legislators React Strongly to Iran’s Attack on Israel

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    Iran’s Saturday attack on Israel has introduced a new focal point in Middle East geopolitics against the backdrop of the war in Gaza. Speculation about America’s possible response to the development has taken center stage on the airwaves and interwebs.

    While President Joe Biden has indicated that the U.S. would not become embroiled in a potential war between Israel and Iran, it is clear that Washington is expected to take some type of action in response to the Iranian regime’s actions.

    Many eyes are also on Congress, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have reacted to the matter. Republicans in the legislative branch have expressed their continued support for the Jewish state, with many insisting that the United States do more to support its ally.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lashed out at the Biden administration, echoing several others who have criticized what many perceive as a weak approach to the Middle East that has empowered the Iranian regime to continue flexing its muscles.

    Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” argued that Iran’s attack should prompt the U.S. to focus less on propping up Ukraine and more on supporting Israel.

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) also chimed in on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying that Iran wants to turn Israel into “an impossible place to live.”

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    Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), during an appearance on NewsNation’s “The Hill Sunday,” cautioned about the “risk” of a broader military conflict that could break out if the United States does not take a strong stance against the Iranian regime.

    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) gave the strongest response against Iran in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which she called for “retaliatory strikes” against the Iranian regime.

    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced that the House would be prioritizing legislation related to Israel in the coming week.

    Finally, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said he would be working with the White House to formulate a response.

    The post ends with, “The Biden Administration’s undermining of Israel and appeasement of Iran have contributed to these terrible developments.”


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