U.S. House Overwhelmingly Criticizes anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 and U.S. Abstention (342-80)
Republicans nearly unanimous (233-4), Democrats split (109-76) — Possible DNC Chair Keith Ellison voted NO
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves House Resolution 11 (full embed at bottom) which criticizes not only anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334, but also the U.S. abstention.
It was the criticism of the abstention that split Democrats, with several speakers claiming Republicans were politicizing support for Israel in Congress. Several speakers claimed the Resolution was a swipe at Obama as he was leaving office.
Potential DNC Chair Keith Ellison voted No.
Republicans, by contrast, were almost unanimous.
Speaker Paul Ryan gave the opening speech in support of the House Resolution
The House Resolution provides, among other things:
Resolved, That —
(1) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that–
(A) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermined the long-standing position of the United States to oppose and veto United Nations Security Council resolutions that seek to impose solutions to final status issues, or are one-sided and anti-Israel, reversing decades of bipartisan agreement;
(B) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermines the prospect of Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations;
(C) the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 contributes to the politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel and represents a concerted effort to extract concessions from Israel outside of
direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, which must be actively rejected;
(D) any future measures taken in international or outside organizations, including the United Nations Security Council or at the Paris conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict scheduled for January 15, 2017, to impose an agreement, or parameters for an agreement including the recognition of a Palestinian state, will set back the cause of peace, harm the security of Israel, run counter to the enduring bipartisan consensus on strengthening the United States-Israel relationship, and weaken support for such organizations;
(E) a durable and sustainable peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians will come only through direct bilateral negotiations between the parties resulting in a Jewish, democratic state living side-by-side next to a demilitarized Palestinian state
in peace and security;
U.S. House Resolution 11 – Condemning Anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 by Legal Insurrection on Scribd
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Does that mean Washington, Oregon and California will be the Dems new “West Bank” and Virginia thru Delaware/New Jersey up thru New York and into New England will be the new “Gaza Strip”? They are voting like it is….
However configured party-wise, it bothers me deeply that 80 voted against.
I may have missed it, but who were the 4 Republicans who voted against it?
I’m usually pretty good at finding such information, but which GOP members voted against has proved elusive. Almost suspiciously elusive.
WaPo names three of them: The Republican “no” votes came from Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) and Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), two paleo-conservatives who usually break from the party on foreign policy, and Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas conservative, who said he opposed the resolution because it did not go far enough.
And yet those four will take more flack than the seventy-six (censored) Democrats. It’s like this ‘ethics’ thing is only on one side or something.
Well, in this case, and excepting Gohmert whose reason for his vote is viable (and he knew his vote wouldn’t change the result), it’s because Democrats–in the latest version of the age of Obama–are expected to be anti-Israel. It’s kind of like saying to a Democrat, how dare you prefer big government or impoverishing Americans in the name of some SJW ideal! It’s what they do. So, no, they won’t see any blow back. Even though they should. It’s shameful what has happened to the Democrats in terms of Israel, shameful and unforgivable.
Well now, my own US Rep, Walter Jones-NC. That’s just lovely. Time for a Sternly Worded Letter of my own.
“Several speakers claimed the Resolution was a swipe at Obama as he was leaving office.”
I hope so.
What are they complaining about? The abstention was a swipe at Trump by Obama as he was leaving office. Only Obama gets to take a swipe?
There’s a saying, “Don’t start no sh*t and there won’t be no sh*t.”
Swipe? You mean with a cloth?
Hee hee. Dude, you deliver with a regularity I envy.
You mean like how the entire resolution was Barry’s swipe at a REAL world leader???
There really is a disease in this country. With Jimmy Obama and his husband Michelle getting the broom, part of the tumor has be excised. But man, do we have a long way to go.
Keith Ellison voted no? . . . shocka
Anyone have a link to the vote? I looked quickly but couldn’t find it.
Would like to see how the MA delegation voted.
The other Republican weasel was Amash from Michigan. The vote is here:
Thanks. MA was 4 – 4 with one “present” vote (Capuano).
Surprises… Kennedy as a yes and Lynch as a no.
BTW, the claim that the resolution didn’t go far enough is a cop out. Jones, Duncan, and Gohmert could have voted for the resolution and still claimed it didn’t go far enough.