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Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement Supporting Israel following Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address

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Washington, May 24, 2011 | comments
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today giving strong support to our ally Israel after listening to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress:

“A true leader does not only motivate crowds with intrepid language but leads by example and commands by decisive action. It was an honor to have—a true leader— Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress today.

We will never see freedom and security in the Middle East if America’s leaders ask our ally Israel to sacrifice its safety to terrorist groups that deny Israel’s right to exist. The United States of America’s bond with Israel has existed since that nation’s founding and remains strong. It is imperative we show support for Israel and defend its sovereignty. Israel is one of this nation’s greatest allies. Now is the time to show with great certainty that we stand with Israel and are proud to do so.”

A letter, led by Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) and signed by 53 Members of Congress, was sent to Speaker Boehner earlier this year urging him to invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Session of Congress. The letter expressed the importance of standing by one of America's strongest allies. Speaker Boehner extended the invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu on April 14, 2011.

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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