Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia


Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Flickr icon
YouTube icon
Instagram icon
RSS icon

Rep. Comstock Co-Sponsors Resolution Condemning Anti-Israel UN Vote

January 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the below statement after the House passed the bipartisan H. Res. 11 to Reject the Anti-Israel UN Resolution, a resolution that Congresswoman Comstock co-sponsored, by a vote of 342-80-4:  

“In an act of moral cowardice in the closing days of his administration, President Obama’s ‘reckless abstention’ [to use the words of former DNC Chair and current Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)] at the UN has demonstrated his legacy as the most anti-Israel President in modern history.  President Obama took the longtime, bipartisan support for Israel that has been a hallmark of U.S. foreign policy for decades and scrapped it with this short-sighted action last month.  The outgoing Administration has flouted the history of a special relationship between Israel and the United States, and brought division where there historically has been unity in support of Israel by the United States at the United Nations.”

In December, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. Con. Res. 165, a principled, bipartisan resolution authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) which called on the administration to oppose and veto UN Security Council resolutions that are one-sided or anti-Israel.