The U.S. House of Representatives, under the control of the Republican party, rebuked and denounced Obama’s cowardly move to abstain from the U.N. vote condemning Israeli settlements.
From the Hill:
Lawmakers of both parties supported the measure in a 342-80 vote, with four Democrats voting “present.” A majority of Democrats, 109, voted for the resolution; 76 Democrats opposed it. All but four Republicans voted for the resolution.
“This government, our government, abandoned our ally Israel when she needed us the most,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an animated House floor speech. “These types of one-sided efforts are designed to isolate and delegitimize Israel. They do not advance peace. They make it more elusive.”
Speaker Paul Ryan gave a powerful speech in support of the resolution, and posted it on his Facebook page:
That’s about the only thing we can still count on the GOP for.