Senate Democrats Again Block Senator Marshall’s Efforts For Standalone Israel Aid

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called for the immediate passage of standalone aid to Israel via unanimous consent on the Senate Floor. This now marks the sixth time Senator Marshall has gone to the Senate Floor requesting aid to Israel only to be denied by Senate Democrats. Tonight’s latest call for aid to Israel comes following Iran’s unprecedented attacks and bombings on Israel that occurred over the weekend.

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s full remarks.

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“As Israel is under attack from Iran, we stand with Israel and its people. And the United States will do everything we can to support Israel’s defense against Iran. Now, I’ve said similar things to that, but that’s actually a quote from the Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. As Israel is under attack from Iran. We stand with Israel and its people and the United States will do everything we can to support Israel’s defense against Iran. The majority leader said basically the same thing several months ago on the nation’s mall when he said he wouldn’t sleep until we help the people of Israel.”

“Since that horrific day on October seventh, I’ve called to our ally Israel with no strings attached on this floor four times. Sadly, Democrats have blocked our efforts every single time. Every time we come to the floor to have this debate. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle have stood on this floor and lectured us on why the bipartisan house passed standalone Israel legislation that maintains the spending levels requested by President Biden is somehow unreasonable. Well, what’s unreasonable to me and to most Americans across this country is this body’s reluctance to help our ally Israel and their time of need following not just one, but now two unprecedented attacks on Israel sovereign soil. ”

“Now, over the weekend, everybody is now seeing that Israel was attacked this time, by the head of the snake. Iran, not its proxies, but the head of the snake Iran. Iran, the nation that harbors terraces that scream and shout out ‘Death to America.’ Iran, time and time again has shown us they hate Americans, they hate Israel. Iran, a terrorist authoritarian evil regime that cannot be trusted, launched more than 120 ballistic missiles, 30 cruise missiles, and 171 one way suicide drones to Israel on Saturday night. Thankfully, through the strength and resolve of the Israeli people, and with military help from the United States, British forces, Jordan, and many others who successfully neutralized these attacks. Israel was hardly scaled, let alone defeated.”

“A friend in need is a friend indeed. So today, we’re here once again offering an olive branch to pass the bipartisan House passed Israel aid bill that can be signed by the President tonight. The House has passed it, we could pass this, the President can sign it tonight and get that aid to Israel. It’s time to show where America stands. Is it with Iran and Hamas? Or is it with Israel? It has to be one or the other. You can’t choose both. As for me and my family and my colleagues, we choose Israel. Time and time again, I see members, even the Democratic majority leader this week and say he stands with Israel. My message today to my colleagues is that actions speak louder than words. 

“We’re tired of hearing the pro Israeli lip service while simultaneously blocking every effort to help Israel in its time of need. History will not forget this. Let’s do the right thing.”