Congressman Steve King (IA-04) partnered with his colleagues, Representatives Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Trent Franks (AZ-08), Paul Broun (GA-10), and Michele Bachmann (MN-06) on the following statement on the latest developments in Israel:
"Instead of supporting Israel's right of self-defense against Hamas rocket fire and death tunnels, this administration played to the hands of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry bear a responsibility for devising an ill-advised ceasefire and for the loss of life suffered by our best ally.
Their obsessive calls at any price for a ceasefire and undue pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, allowed Hamas terrorists to advance and improve their position. This contributed today to the further loss of Israeli soldiers, innocent civilians, and the kidnapping of Israeli Defense Force 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin.
We wish to extend our support to the family of 2nd Lieutenant Goldin and the families of all the fallen and wounded soldiers."