Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement on the heels of the Israeli Parliamentary election:
“Congressional support for Israel has always transcended America’s party politics and Israel’s party politics. I congratulate the Israeli people on their robust campaign season, impressive turnout at the polls, and competitive election. This demonstration of the strength of Israel’s democracy is a reminder of but one of the many reasons our nations are such close allies.
“It is critical that Americans and Israelis alike now put politics behind us. The security situation in the Middle East is steadily deteriorating. The conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Libya are burgeoning, fueling a new generation of global jihadists that threaten all of us. Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons as well as Tehran’s commitment to promoting terrorism and instability throughout the Middle East from Yemen to Gaza continues to fuel much of this chaos and radicalism. The United States must lead an international effort to confront these growing challenges.”