ALBANY – NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement in response to reports that the Biden Administration will press Israel for “pauses” in its existential war with Hamas:
“For weeks, antisemitic mobs have been raging in cities and on campuses across America. Rather than calling these mobs out for what they are doing – aiding and abetting the barbaric enemies of Western civilization – Joe Biden, as his poll ratings have dropped, has bowed to their pressure by stumbling into calls for a ‘pause’ (in reality a ceasefire).
“In war, there is no substitute for victory. There cannot be a ‘pause’ in Israel’s campaign to defend itself from an existential threat and to rescue the hostages held by Hamas thugs in Gaza. Biden has never understood that, especially in the mideast, strength, and the will to use it where necessary, is the only path to peace.
“The Republican Party will, as it always has, stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel as they eradicate the Hamas terrorists, move to strengthen the Abraham Accords and, from a position of strength, face the ultimate Iranian terrorist threat.”