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What the 2016 Field Is Saying About Netanyahu's Speech

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wait to speak at the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Getty Images)

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."


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!"


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."


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker asserted that "we need to stand with our friends and stand up to our enemies."


Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took the opportunity to swipe former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with President Obama.


Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for treating Israel with respect.

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.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a strong 2008 contender expected to run in 2016, invoked Nazis when tweeting about Iran.

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