Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor late this week to deliver a scathing 20-minute speech rebuking President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for their anti-Israel actions in the final weeks of the Obama administration.
According to Cruz, history will record Obama and Kerry as “relentless enemies” of Israel, something the Obama administration “designed” their foreign policy to accomplish.
“President Obama and John Kerry’s actions were designed to secure a legacy, and in that they have succeeded,” Cruz said. “History will record and the world will note that Barack Obama and John Kerry are relentless enemies of Israel.”
Cruz continued later in the speech:
Unlike Barack Obama and John Kerry, I do not consider the existence and creation of Israel to be a disaster. And the government of the United States should not be suggesting such a thing. Kerry’s speech attempted to lay out an historic and seismic shift toward the delegitimization of our ally Israel. And it is a sign of their radicalism and refusal to defend American interests that Obama and Kerry chose to attack the only inclusive democracy in the Middle East, a strong, steadfast ally of America, while simultaneously turning a blind eye to the Islamic terrorism that grows daily.
Cruz went on to say that it’s “unfortunate” that Obama has two weeks left in the White House because “he may not yet be done betraying Israel.”
During the speech, Cruz also praised President-elect Donald Trump for “loudly condemning” United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and Obama and Kerry’s anti-Israel actions, in addition to Trump’s promise to be a steadfast friend of Israel while president.
Cruz later said on Fox News during an interview with Sean Hannity that he believes Obama’s actions at the U.N. toward Israel were a calculated move to “secure” his legacy.
Cruz has been one of the loudest voices speaking out against the anti-Israel U.N. deal passed two weeks ago. In that time, in addition to speaking out against Obama and Kerry, Cruz has said that the U.S. should cut all funds to the U.N. until the international body repeals the anti-Israel resolution.
Watch Cruz’s entire speech below: