ICYMI: Senator Marshall Asks for Unanimous Consent to Pass Standalone Israel Aid for a Third Time
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. went to the Senate Floor once again to demand the passage of his standalone aid package for Israel For a third time since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, Senate Democrats rejected sending Israel the aid it needs to defend itself from terrorists.
Senator Marshall first attempted to pass his legislation on November 7, then tried for a second time on November 14. Later that same day, Senator Marshall successfully placed a motion to proceed to his legislation on the Senate floor but every Senate Democrat voted against that motion. This marked the first time since the October 7 attack that every Senate Democrat went on the record opposing standalone aid to Israel.
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Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:
“It reminds me of an old saying, that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, that funding Israel today is worth two of these other issues that seemingly just never can come together as we tried to solve this. Now, as I said earlier, this is now my third time to the floor to try to pass with unanimous consent. The House passed a standalone aid package to Israel that would provide our ally with $14 billion in military assistance.”
“I’d like to share with you what I think it’s unreasonable. I think it’s the Democrats unwillingness to help our ally and separate this package to get it to the President’s desk today.”
“Unreasonable with my colleagues across the aisle using the crisis in Israel to secure more money for Ukraine. But what’s unfathomable is what this body just admitted that we are nowhere closer to getting this aid package passed than we were on October the seventh when the war broke out.”
“And in case nobody’s paying attention, tomorrow will be two months to the day that Hamas brutally and savagely attacked the people of Israel.”
“I think we need to be honest with the American people. Negotiations aren’t just stalled. They never started. meaningful negotiations never started.”
“We have a better chance of finding an ocean in Kansas than this $106 billion package seeing the light of day.”
“We will not be bullied into voting on massive spending packages that use Israel as leverage to fund Democrat priorities. And we will not vote for any legislation that secures foreign nation’s borders but not our own.”
“The House made this easy for us. They passed the bipartisan bill that would grant aid to Israel and allow us to break this logjam and focus on the more pressing matter to our national security. The border, the border, the border, the border.”
“I want to note for the record that senior officials from the White House have said they’re not pursuing such conditions. So indeed let’s come together, let’s all come to the table. We tried it your way and it failed. This is a huge opportunity to secure a bipartisan win and get to work on the most immediate threat to our national security. Our wide open southern border.”