A speech this week from Republican House Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed the lawmaker’s honest thoughts on President Obama’s Israel policy, which he says are justified based on Biblical teachings.
“There are many who have been aware of Scripture, and it has often been a guide in our relations with Israel,” said Gohmert. “Some of us believe that the Bible is accurate. Certainly, so many prophesies have been fulfilled, and if that is true, this administration, unless they can find a verse that accurately says that those who betray Israel will be blessed, then this country is being dug in a deeper hole by this administration and its betrayals of Israel’s trust and Israel’s friendship.”
Gohmert went on to say that President Obama has pursued some policies that are not in the best interest of Israel, including the signing of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in the Middle East.
“This was viewed and discussed as being the first time in people’s memory when the United States, by and through its administration — the Obama administration — had taken action that was very adverse to Israel and the international community, and particularly in the U.N.,” said Gohmert to his fellow lawmakers. “Normally we did not side with Israel’s enemies.”
Gohmert continued his rant against the Obama Administration by accusing the President of telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the country must defend itself without our help.
“Our President said that, and yet, if we are not going to help Israel defend itself, which is actually defending us as well, then shouldn’t we avoid jeopardizing Israel’s own self-defense?” asked Gohmert.
The outspoken lawmaker also said that “betraying” Israel could prove to be really bad for the United States and that it actually goes against the Bible’s word to enact policies that Israel doesn’t agree with.
“It seems appropriate ... ‘I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee,’” Gohmert said, referencing Genesis 12. “It was no accident that just minutes after Israel became a nation, the United States ... became the first nation in the world to recognize what was prophesized throughout the Old Testament about Israel returning after its absence.”
In addition to citing the Bible as reason to support Israel, Gohmert also claimed that President Obama continually supported Israel’s enemies like the Muslim Brotherhood and went on an “apology tour” of the Muslim nations. Gohmert has been an outspoken critic of virtually everything President Obama has done, even suggesting that the President be impeached because of the nation’s debt.