White House slams Elise Stefanik over criticism of Biden in Israel

A war of words found a bristled White House on defense after a House GOP leader’s address to Israel poked holes in President Joe Biden’s so-called “ironclad” support.

Basing foreign policy success on gaslighting blunders with global consequences, the incumbent’s administration has bungled its way through international rising tensions. In particular, the response to Hamas’ attack on Israel has raised doubts about Biden’s commitment as an ally to the Jewish state — points raised by New York Rep. Elise Stefanik during her Sunday address to the Knesset.

After the House Republican Conference chair swiped at conditional aid to Israel tarnished by eased restraints against enemies like Iran, White House senior deputy press secretary Andrew Bates released a statement attempting to defend Biden.

“There has been no better friend to Israel than President Biden. He was the first American president to visit Israel during war time — in the aftermath of the horrific October 7th terrorist attack — and the first president to order the U.S. military to defend Israel from a foreign nation’s attack,” his message to the media expressed.

“As he demonstrated, President Biden’s support for Israel’s security is ‘ironclad.’ Unlike some figures on the right, President Biden did not rail against the Israeli government in the days after October 7, nor has he ever praised terrorist organizations like Hezbollah,” Bates continued, rehashing remarks made by former President Donald Trump that had been critical of administration while suggesting the terrorists were “very smart,” “and he will not be lectured by any person who was silent in the face of those offensive statements.”

“What’s more, no one should ever confuse January 6th convicts who assaulted police officers with the innocent hostages brutally taken captive by Hamas on October 7th,” added the spokesperson.

During her address to Israel’s legislature, Stefanik had cut to the point with her criticism of Biden’s actions in the months since Hamas brutally slaughtered hundreds of men, women and children, “There is no excuse for an American president to block aid to Israel — aid that was duly passed by the Congress. There is no excuse to ease sanctions on Iran, paying a $6 billion ransom to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, or to dither and hide while our friends fight for their lives.”

“No excuse. Full stop,” she emphasized.

“That’s why I’m proud to have sponsored or backed every measure to aid Israel that has come before the United States Congress. Every single one,” contended the congresswoman who had also led hearings challenging university leaders over the failed response to rising antisemitism on their campuses.

Along with her address, where she also touted Trump as a “leading proponent and partner” of Israel, in no small part due to the Abraham Accords, Stefanik also sat with Israeli leaders drawing a partisan distinction between the GOP and the Democrats who’ve wavered at the whims of terrorist sympathizing leftists.

“Today I met with the Speaker of the [Knesset] @AmirOhana to discuss House Republicans’ unwavering support for Israel in its fight for survival against the vicious Iran-backed Hamas terrorists,” she captioned the sit down. “The Biden Administration’s betrayal of our most precious all does not represent the vast majority of Americans who unequivocally support Israel’s right to exist and defend itself.”

Kevin Haggerty

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