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Cruz Calls on Kerry to Resign After ĎApartheidí Remark
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2014 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 04/28/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT by servo1969

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) demanded on the Senate floor Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry resign from his post following highly controversial remarks about the state of Israel.

Kerry came under fire from lawmakers and a variety of pro-Israel organizations after he told world leaders in a closed door meeting that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” if it fails to reach peace with the Palestinians.

Israel cut off peace talks late last week after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formed a unity government with the terror group Hamas, which announced that it would not renounce violence or recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Cruz said in a speech on the Senate floor that Kerry should immediately offer his resignation to President Barack Obama.

“John Kerry should offer President Obama his resignation and the president should accept it,” Cruz said.

Cruz said that Kerry’s comments brought him “great sadness.”

“There is no place for this word in the context of the state of Israel,” Cruz said. “The term ‘apartheid,’ means ‘apart, different, isolated.’ The state of the victims of apartheid with which the Jews are tragically all too familiar.”

Cruz said that Israel has nothing in common with apartheid South Africa.

The notion that Israel would go down that path and so face the same condemnation that faced South Africa is unconscionable,” he said. “The United States should be aggressively asserting that Israel can never be made an apartheid nation while America exists and stands beside her. Because America will be with Israel regardless of the status of the diplomatic process.”

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the nation’s leading pro-Israel lobbying outfit, also condemned Kerry, referring to his comments as “inappropriate” and disturbing.

Cruz’s entire floor speech is available below:


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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1 posted on 04/28/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I admit to an anti-click with Cruz. Nothing objective - just a twinge. However, he just won me with this. I’ve withheld support from any politician since Palin faded in 2012.

This just tipped my support to Cruz, should he aspire to higher office.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: servo1969

3 posted on 04/28/2014 3:22:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: servo1969

Pull the bolts out of Kerry’s neck. That’s where he gets his energy.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 3:22:43 PM PDT by albie
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To: Hotlanta Mike
I, for one, am getting sick and damn tired of people calling for other people to LOSE THEIR JOB for a REMARK. A remark.

Yes, Kerry is a limp-wristed ineffective douchecanoe and I can't stand him as much as anyone here. But to lose his job over a comment? How about losing his job for being such a lousy Secretary of State?

5 posted on 04/28/2014 3:28:51 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: albie

Does J Effin Kerry even know what the SOS Mission really is! I don’t think it’s creating turmoil! I was going to say with Allies but at this rate I feel we will have none in the near future.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 3:29:00 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: servo1969

Kerry wants a Peace Prize like Obamma, but only knows how to use threats to get it.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: servo1969

This government is very bad.
it is embarrassing to be a citizen


8 posted on 04/28/2014 3:32:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: servo1969
DemoCRAPs make inflammatory, racist, bigoted remarks -- nothing happens, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Republicans or especially conservative Republicans making even the slightest innuendo of any bias, and the liberal long knives will come howling out of their cages.

Any bias or hypocrisy here? Naw, none at all!!!

9 posted on 04/28/2014 3:32:48 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: All
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10 posted on 04/28/2014 3:33:18 PM PDT by veracious
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To: rcrngroup

I heard there is a petition on the White House Petition page for Kerry to resign.

Freep it


11 posted on 04/28/2014 3:35:18 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Lizavetta

His comment is just one more of a million examples W H Y he is a lousy SOS and should be fired.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 3:36:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Lizavetta

That statement went FAR beyond just a “remark”.

Not to mention that Kerry has been making bombastic statements to hurt those he doesn’t like since the Vietnam War.

Words have power.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: servo1969; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
14 posted on 04/28/2014 3:44:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Carbonsteel

I wish a conservative would go even further and assert the apartheid comparison to most of the Middle East and Islamic nations when it comes to Jewish people and Christian minorities. The proposed Palestinian homeland would be more than apartheid and the arab controlled areas surrounding Israel are clearly worse than any apartheid comparison. Obviously this is apparent to everyone but I would just like to see people play a little offense for once.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 3:47:22 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Lizavetta
When your job is being a diplomat, your remarks are the substance of your job.

This is not like a baseball player being cut for having an opinion, or an insurance agent fired for tweeting abuse from his personal account.

Kerry is the official face of the United States to other countries, our head diplomat. His comments deserve far greater scrutiny and accountability than a pizza delivery boy flipping the bird on his Instagram.

16 posted on 04/28/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: servo1969
Doesn't Ted Cruz realize John Kerry served in Vietnam?


17 posted on 04/28/2014 3:51:30 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Psalm 144

18 posted on 04/28/2014 3:54:07 PM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: servo1969
Today is Holocaust Remembrance day !

19 posted on 04/28/2014 3:59:13 PM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, since Kerry is not a Republican/conservative, he will never resign.

But glad Ted is holding him accountable for his idiocy!


20 posted on 04/28/2014 4:02:09 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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