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Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott to Biden: We Need A Single Focus On Israel

October 22, 2023

DES MOINES, IA  Tim Scott joined Jon Karl on ABC's This Week to denounce President Biden's lack of focus on unified support for Israel. Tim stood firm that the terror unfolding against Israel should not be leveraged for additional funding for Ukraine.


Jon Karl: The president is asking for an emergency funding request which includes $14 billion for Israel, $60 billion for Ukraine, also money for the border, money to protect Taiwan. Are you in favor of that package?

Tim Scott: I am not as the package is currently constructed. I believe that leveraging the challenges in the war with Israel to get more assistance for Ukraine at that level of $60 billion is too much. And we need to have a single focus on bringing Congress together behind the support for Israel. That package would pass overnight. Having a package that's splintered makes it more difficult to get through the houses of Congress and get the aid to where we need it and send a unified support to Israel.

Tim Scott: I'm a happy warrior without any question, but we are now in the midst of a conflict. And so the warrior in me requires responsibility to start at the top. Think about the fact that the weakness of Joe Biden attracts conflict around this world, and frankly, the negotiations with Iran, specifically, $6 billion for hostages, only creates a bigger market for Americans abroad.

Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott to Biden: We Need A Single Focus On Israel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367644

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