Senator David Perdue Reaffirms Steadfast Support For Israel
“I wanted to send a message that there are friends in the U.S. Senate who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the state of Israel.”
LAS VEGAS, NV – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) delivered remarks and introduced Vice President Mike Pence at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s National Conference.
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Shoulder-To-Shoulder: “I was sworn into the United States Senate in January 2015. In early February of that year, my first international trip was to Israel because I wanted to send a message that there are friends in the U.S. Senate who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the state of Israel.”
Reestablished Support For Israel: “President Trump and Vice President Pence have reestablished American support for Israel. Under their leadership, America withdrew from the onerous and ridiculous Iran nuclear deal. America recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. And yes, America finally moved our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and told the world that we’ll stand by Israel no matter what comes.”
Clear Contrast: “On President Obama’s first international trip, he went to the Middle East. He apologized for America seven different times. He did not visit our friends in Israel. Contrast that to President Trump – his first international trip was to guess where? Israel.”
Best Economic Turnaround: “After eight years of the lowest economic growth in U.S. history, President Trump and Vice President Pence made America some promises. They said they would get the economy going again and give us a chance. And guess what? They did. Today our economy is growing at twice the rate as it did under Barack Obama. This is the best economic turnaround in American history.”
America First Does Not Mean America Alone: “Not only are they growing our economy, but they’ve reengaged with the rest of the world after a decade of disengagement and disinvestment in our own military. They’ve made it clear to the rest of the world that it’s America first now, but that does not mean America alone.”
Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.
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