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Rep. Frankel Votes Yes on Yemen War Powers Resolution

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Washington, April 4, 2019 | comments
Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after she voted yes on the Yemen War Powers Resolution to end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen.
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Washington, DC – Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after she voted yes on the Yemen War Powers Resolution to end unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen:

“The war in Yemen is one of the worst humanitarian crises. Millions of men, women and children are suffering from famine, displacement and lack of access to safe water and sanitation. Today I voted to end U.S. military involvement, which will help bring an end to this horrific war.

Republicans tried to defeat the resolution by adding language about BDS, using Israel as a political ploy. I stand strong in my support for Israel, which can never become a political football. I strongly oppose BDS and have voted for resolutions condemning it on multiple occasions. In that regard, I am a cosponsor of another resolution opposing BDS and supporting the two-state solution.”

Last week, the Anti-Defamation League warned that attempts to use anti-Semitism for political gain are undermining efforts to combat hate, yet with today’s action, House Republicans attempted once again to turn the U.S.-Israel relationship into a partisan issue.

 

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