GOP Lawmaker Calls Out Biden’s Israel Stance

In an interview with Breitbart News Sunday, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) from New York’s 24th congressional district expressed her view that President Joe Biden does not strongly support Israel due to his apparent hostility towards Israel’s democratically elected government.

Tenney made these remarks before the visit of Israel’s ceremonial president, Isaac Herzog, who President Biden invited to address a special joint session of Congress and visit the White House. Notably, President Biden had not extended the same courtesy to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite Netanyahu being elected the previous year. It’s worth mentioning that both of Biden’s predecessors were quickly invited to visit.

Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel B. Pollak raised the question to Tenney about the perception that President Biden might be attempting to create divisions within Israel and favoring the Israeli opposition over Netanyahu and his governing coalition.

Rep. Claudia Tenney compared President Biden’s approach to that of the Obama administration, accusing both of interfering in Israeli elections to hinder the success of Benjamin Netanyahu. She expressed her belief that Biden’s decision to invite Israel’s ceremonial president while neglecting the current Prime Minister, who leads a coalition government, indicated a lack of faith and support for Israel, which she considers the United States’ most crucial ally in the Middle East.

Tenney criticized Biden’s complaints about Netanyahu’s judicial reforms, dismissing them as unfounded and asserting they were democratic and fair. She speculated that Biden might be influenced by former members of the Obama administration, who now hold key positions in his administration and play a significant role in shaping foreign policy.

The congresswoman emphasized the importance of standing with allies like Israel, arguing that it encourages adversaries like Iran when the United States fails to do so.

Regarding Biden and Netanyahu’s relationship, the White House said they had spoken by phone and agreed to meet sometime before the year’s end. However, specific details about the future meeting location remained unclear.