Reaction from likely 2016 Republican presidential candidates poured in Tuesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted, "I was pleased to hear @netanyahu's speech today & will continue to #StandWithIsrael."
I was pleased to hear @netanyahu's speech today & will continue to #StandWithIsrael http://t.co/JPdGJh1lEZ
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 3, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declared that U.S. negotiations with Iran "have been a failure. We must stand united with Israel to prevent a nuclear Iran!"
Obama Admin's negotiations w/ Iran have been a failure. We must stand united with Israel to prevent a nuclear Iran! pic.twitter.com/oChCal0DOO
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 3, 2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush asserted, "Powerful message from @netanyahu. Glad he addressed Congress & detailed the dangers of a nuclear Iran. Their nuclear program must be stopped."
Powerful message from @netanyahu. Glad he addressed Congress & detailed the dangers of a nuclear Iran. Their nuclear program must be stopped
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 3, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker asserted that "we need to stand with our friends and stand up to our enemies."
We need to stand with our friends and stand up to our enemies http://t.co/HbxrdCUNEU #StandWithIsrael
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 3, 2015
Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took the opportunity to swipe former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with President Obama.
The worst legacy of Obama & Hillary Clinton is the intentional damage they caused to our relationship with Israel and the coddling of Iran.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) March 3, 2015
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for treating Israel with respect.
I want #Israel treated with the respect they deserve -- not like a problem to be managed. http://t.co/HlpYdgb04r
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) March 3, 2015
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who has expressed interest in running for president, said of Netanyahu’s speech, “Let's hope this administration heeds his warning.”
Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the runner up for the 2012 Republican nomination, asserted that Israel doesn’t stand alone.
Israel does not stand alone. America stands with Israel.— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) March 3, 2015
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a strong 2008 contender expected to run in 2016, invoked Nazis when tweeting about Iran.