Congressman Andy Biggs Votes YES on H.Res. 11
Washington, DC - This evening, I voted YES on H.Res. 11 – Objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace because this resolution impedes the opportunity for continued productive, direct negotiation toward peace.
On December 23, the Obama administration went against long-standing United States policy by allowing a vote within the United Nations Security Council that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The U.S. could have easily killed the resolution but instead sent a unmistakable message to Israel and to the rest of the world that this administration did not support our strongest democratic ally in the Middle East.
This recent diplomatic slight is a new low for an administration that, for eight long years, has sought to undermine one of our most enduring allies and to embolden her enemies. The actions of the Obama administration do not speak for all Americans, least of all me. I unequivocally stand with Israel, and I am looking forward to working with the incoming Trump administration to change the course of our nation’s relationship with Israel in the coming months. The vote today on H. Res 11 marks a beginning to that process.
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. He lives with his wife Cindy in Gilbert.