Sens. Cruz, Hagerty Arrive in Israel to Show GOP Support For Country’s Security


Texas Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Hagerty landed in Israel on Sunday to demonstrate the Republican Party’s support for the country’s security, reports The Washington Free Beacon.

Cruz and Hagerty, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plan to tour Israel’s southern cities heavily targeted by Hamas during the recent conflict, in order to assess the damage and offer their backing.

The senators are also scheduled to meet with Israel’s leaders to reaffirm the GOP’s absolute backing for the Jewish state’s security alliance with the United States.

Cruz told the Free Beacon before departing on the flight that he organized the trip in order “to hear and see firsthand what our Israeli allies need to defend themselves, and to show the international community that we stand unequivocally with Israel.”

Cruz slammed members of the Democratic Party for their attitude concerning the U. S.-Israel alliance, saying that “far too many Democrats morally equivocated between Israel and the terrorists attacking them, and fringe progressive Democrats went even further with wild accusations and conspiracy theories.”

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