Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: John Kerry should step down
Posted on 04/28/2014 3:08:03 PM PDT by cotton1706
Sen. Ted Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday afternoon, criticizing Kerry for reportedly telling world leaders that he fears Israel could become an apartheid state.
The secretary said in a closed door meeting last week that Israel might transform into an apartheid state without a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, according to the Daily Beast. The Texas GOP senator said he read Kerrys comments with great sadness but that those type of remarks are precisely why he voted against the former Massachusetts senators nomination last year.
I was convinced that as Secretary of State John Kerry would place what he considered to be the wishes of the international community above the national security interests of the United States. I fear with these most-recent ill-chosen remarks, Secretary Kerry has proven those concerns well founded, Cruz said in a floor speech. Secretary Kerry has thus proven himself unsuitable for his position and that before any further harm is done to our alliance with Israel, he should offer President Obama his resignation and the President should accept it.
Cruz said that the term apartheid is connected too closely to discrimination in South Africa and that it had no place in the debate about Israel and Palestine.
The term apartheid means apart different, isolated the state of the victims of apartheid with which the Jews are all too familiar. The notion that Israel would go down that path, and so face the same condemnation that met South Africa, is unconscionable, Cruz said. The fact that Secretary Kerry sees nothing wrong with making such a statement on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day demonstrates a shocking lack of sensitivity to the incendiary and damaging nature of his rhetoric.
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If I was the Israeli PM, I would refuse to attend any more talks until Kerry is fired or resigns. Total disgrace.
Someone at least from the other side is calling this administration out...bunch of anti-semites they are
I was convinced that as Secretary of State John Kerry would place what he considered to be the wishes of the international community above the national security interests of the United States.”
This is what the entire Obama administration has been doing since 2009.
The Israeli Secretary of Defense said some mocking words of Kerry (which were well deserved) a couple of months ago, and Kerry demanded a very public apology. The war of words has escalated beyond that - Obama, Kerry, and the administration are acting like enemies of Israel and God.
Who’s that Cruz character think he is, Genghis Khan?
Kerry should never have been appointed, period.
Effective foreign policy does not seem to emanate from graduate student lounges, jet lagged phonies or the streets of Chicago.
John Kerry should step down and step off.
Agreed. Nations should begin to close their doors to such hubris.
Cruz’s observations just put me into his camp at this point.
I’m no fan of Kerry, but from what I understand, the Muslims are reproducing faster in Israel than the Jewish people are.
Eventually the Muslims may outnumber the Jews, then what? Allow Israel to become another Muslim country?
Russia, Israel... soon Kerry won’t have any people to talk to.
Admitting ineptness, wrong, or crime.....won't happen until they get their arm's twisted financially, politically, or legally.
Pubbie's ain't far ahead....
And now, the response from Rand Paul...
The secretary should be asked to name the arab country where Jews are elected to parliament.
Or, for that matter, safe from being murdered in the streets.
HOORAY Ted Cruz!
How smart is John F’n Kerry?