U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following statement in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas.
"The violence against the Israeli people by Hamas and terrorists organizations in Gaza, always bad, has been escalating horribly for the past six days. Israel has every right to defend itself, and I believe it's crucial for the U.S. to stand with its strongest ally in this hostile region during Operation Pillar of Defense."
Vitter supported U.S. Congressional efforts to help Israel acquire the Iron Dome which has successfully intercepted more than 300 rockets fired at densely populated areas, which has saved Israeli lives.
Vitter is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.