Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the White House engaged in a verbal exchange this week regarding the Biden administration’s handling of the Hamas attacks in Israel.
The dispute initiated when Cruz, in a Fox News interview, claimed that the Biden administration had shown sympathy for calls urging a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Former U.S. State Department Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller contradicted Cruz’s statements, asserting that the administration had been “nothing other than completely supportive” of Israel.
In a detailed post on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday, Cruz argued that the fact-check “admits I was right that Biden immediately called on Israel not to retaliate against Hamas, because they have to, because it’s true.”
“But, so they can defend Biden, they quote ‘experts’ anyway saying he’s been 100% supportive of Israel,” he wrote.
“Washington DC experts say that Biden has been 100% supportive of Israel. These are the people who have been in charge of Middle East diplomacy for decades — which also explains how we got to a place where Iranian terrorists were able to launch the worst one day mass murder of Jews since the Holocaust,” the post continued.
This fact check admits I was right that Biden immediately called on Israel not to retaliate against Hamas, because they have to, because it's true. But, so they can defend Biden, they quote "experts" anyway saying he's been 100% supportive of Israel.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 21, 2023
Even that is a lie. In… https://t.co/oc0ewMzIBd