House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has announced that his first act if he is elected as House Speaker would be to ensure that Israel has the support it needs to defeat Hamas terrorists.
After nearly 700 Israelis were murdered, thousands were injured and at least 100 were kidnapped in a Palestinian terrorist attack over the weekend, many Americans rallied in support of Israel.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Jordan declared that Congress needed to provide resources to aid Israel in defeating the terrorists.
“We need to give Israel the time, the space, the resources so that they can win and win decisively and send a message to these evil people who did this to our great friend and great ally, the state of Israel,” Jordan told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
The Ohio congressman then noted that he had spoken with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) about the need to work together to ensure Israel gets the necessary resources.
“There is a special bond between the state of Israel and the American people. We need to make sure we continue that and help them win this as quickly as possible,” Jordan said.
He went on to explain his concerns that there will be people advocating for Israel to “restrain themselves” — which has already happened, as President Joe Biden’s Office of Palestinian Affairs pushed this narrative in a since-deleted tweet over the weekend.
Biden’s Office of Palestinian Affairs urges Israel NOT to defend itself against Hamas attack—then deletes posthttps://t.co/YRQhB7EFtH
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 7, 2023
However, despite this narrative being pushed by many on the left, Jordan noted that Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel were “intentional evil actions” — especially as they began on the 50th anniversary of another surprise attack on Israel by its Arab neighbors: the Yom Kippur War that started on October 6, 1973.
“We need to make sure that they have what they need to win and send a message to stop this kind of ridiculous stuff and take action against these people who are doing these terrible things,” Jordan said.
He then confirmed that his first director as House Speaker, if elected, would be to introduce a resolution on the House floor in support of Israel — which he believes will receive bipartisan support.
Jordan, who announced his candidacy for House Speaker soon after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed from the position in a historic move, also discussed his other priorities if he wins the speakership.
The Ohio Republican noted that he believes he is the “one candidate who can unite our conference and then go tell the American people what we’re doing and why it’s important to their family, to their community, to their small business.”
“House Republicans need to unite and show the country that we’re fighting for them,” Jordan added. “Think about what they see every day, crime in the streets, 10,000 illegals coming across the border every single day, the price of food, what it costs to put gas in their car…we need to come together and show the American people we’re fighting for the things they care about.”