I Stand with Israel

May 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- This week has seen a major escalation of violence in the Middle East.  The terrorist organization Hamas has launched over a thousand rockets at civilian population centers in Israel. Hamas is closely linked to the Iranian regime, receiving weapons and funding as one of their proxies. The Israeli Defense Forces’ “Iron Dome” systems have intercepted many of these rockets, saving countless lives. As a chairman of both the Missile Defense Caucus and Israel Allies Caucus, Congressman Lamborn has played a key role in protecting the development of and funding for Iron Dome, enabling it to be deployed in Israel today.   

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

President Biden’s knee jerk desire to embrace Iran and distance our nation from the historically close ties we had with Israel under the Trump administration has led to this. In violation of the Taylor Force Act, which I authored, President Biden has restored hundreds of millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority despite the fact that they continue to pay stipends to Palestinian terrorists and their families based on how many civilians they kill. He’s also appointed anti-Israel Democrats like John Kerry who leaked classified information about Israel to Iran. All of this has emboldened Hamas and Iran.  Hamas is focused on the utter destruction of the state of Israel and murdering as many innocent Israeli citizens as possible. I stand by our great friend and ally Israel, who has an absolute right to defend herself. The United States must continue to condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms. We must support Israel materially and morally as they defend against this aggression, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055