Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas

Texas Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Applaud House Efforts On ICC Sanction After Actions Against Israel

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (File)

A group of U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has issued a joint statement applauding the House of Representatives for approving sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the court’s decision to seek arrest warrants for Israeli officials.

The senators, including Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), expressed their strong support for the House’s action, calling it a necessary response to the ICC’s “outrageous actions against the State of Israel.”

In their statement, the senators emphasized the importance of taking swift action to prevent the ICC from further targeting Israel or potentially coming after U.S. personnel in the future. They urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to swiftly bring the legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.

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The bipartisan support the measure received in the House demonstrates a shared concern across the aisle regarding the ICC’s overreach and potential bias against Israel.

While the White House has expressed its opposition to the legislation, arguing that it is too broad, the senators remain steadfast in their support, viewing it as a crucial step in protecting U.S. and Israeli interests.

The proposed sanctions would target ICC officials involved in investigations against Israel and restrict their entry into the United States. They would also limit U.S. cooperation with the ICC and potentially withhold funding.

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The senators’ statement reflects a growing sentiment among some lawmakers that the ICC has become politicized and unfairly targets Israel while ignoring the actions of other countries and actors.

The Senate’s response to the House’s action will likely be a closely watched development in the ongoing debate over the ICC’s role and its relationship with the United States and Israel.

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