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Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott On CNN: Iran Must Pay A Very High Price

October 20, 2023

NEW YORK, NY – Last night, Tim Scott joined CNN's Abby Phillip on NewsNight to discuss President Biden's address to the nation. Tim urged Biden to prioritize providing Israel with the resources they need to wipe Hamas off the face of the Earth.


Abby Phillip: So President Biden, as you know today, he asked for a hundred billion dollars for Israel, for Ukraine, for the border, and for Taiwan. Would you support that legislation of a hundred billion dollars?

Tim Scott: Thank you for the question. I certainly say I was frustrated by this speech. Terrorists bombed our ally Israel, and we heard more about Ukraine than we did our ally Israel. And the package itself has more money for Ukraine than it does for Israel. I think we would be better off having a single focus on Israel, giving them the resources they need to win this war, and then move on to other topics.

Tim Scott: We have a hundred billion dollars in Ukraine. We have provided so far nothing to Israel other than our annual appropriations. If we wanna focus on being successful in Israel, we need to focus on two things. Number one, making sure Israel has all the resources that they need. And number two, making sure that Iran pays a very high price for the challenges that they've brought into the Middle East including freezing the $6 billion that President Biden gave to Iran that helps support and fund terrorism. He said to himself, for the first time so far since the conflict started, he said, Iran funds terrorism — Hamas. Hamas says, thank you for the money freezing. Those assets should have happened before. Actually, he should never have given the assets.

Let me speak to your audience. The bottom line is simply this, that your president gave $6 billion to pay for hostages. He gave it to the number one state sponsor of terrorism. As a result of that $6 billion, the price on every American head went high. And there's a price to be paid for that.

I want to make sure that we get this point right, because I'm not misleading your audience. So let's make sure they understand. $6 billion is a really high price that causes more terrorism.

Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - Tim Scott On CNN: Iran Must Pay A Very High Price Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367648

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