GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry resign after senior Obama officials were caught accusing Israel of committing acts of “terrorism” as Palestine launches a series of terrorist attacks against Jews.
And so far, it looks like Cruz may get his wish. Reports state that Kerry very well may be stepping down. Experts say that if he were to step down, his replacement could be John Edwards, the former Senator from North Carolina.
In the last few weeks, at least eight Israelis have been brutally murdered in Palestinian terrorist attacks. Despite this, the State Department has placed the blame on Israel for fostering the attacks. According to Free Beacon, Kerry blamed Israeli “settlement” growth for the violence, and State Department spokesman John Kirby went so far as to accuse Israel of committing “terrorism.”
Cruz wasn’t about to let them get away with this.
“Once again Sec. Kerry and his staff have proven themselves utterly unfit for the positions they hold,” Cruz told the press. “Mr. Kirby should immediately retract his offensive assertion that Israel is ‘guilty of acts of terror’ or resign, and Secretary Kerry should immediately disavow these remarks or resign.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) also called on President Obama to personally fire Kirby for his comments.
“It is absolutely disgusting and shameful that the Obama administration not only refuses to stand strong with our ally in Israel, but actually has the audacity to claim that the Israelis are guilty of terrorism,” Zeldin said in a statement released Thursday, adding that Kirby’s comments warrant an “immediate removal.”
“Admiral Kirby’s accusation warrants his immediate removal. He should absolutely not utter one more word on behalf of America’s foreign policy,” Zeldin continued. “If Secretary John Kerry refuses to speak out and discipline Mr. Kirby than Secretary Kerry needs to step aside as well.”
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