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House Republicans move to condemn Biden admin over Americans ‘stranded’ in Israel

A trio of House Republicans Thursday put forward a resolution to rebuke the Biden administration over its handling of evacuation arrangements for U.S. citizens from Israel as violence ripped through the country.

GOP Reps. Cory Mills and Byron Donalds of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York introduced a resolution “[c]ondemning the Biden Administration for failing to fulfill the United States Government’s duty to American citizens left stranded in Israel.” 

Mills, who independently evacuated over 100 stranded Americans over the course of several days last week, called out the administration’s readiness to use “taxpayer dollars to provide free housing to illegal immigrants” in the U.S., while he says it frequently fails to demonstrate care “about the well-being of American citizens stranded abroad during times of violent conflict.”

The lawmakers offered several data points in which they say the State Department failed to provide help to stranded Americans in Israel when they were asked – and pushed by bipartisan members of Congress – to do so.

“Whereas the Biden Administration has used taxpayer funds to provide free housing and other resources to illegal immigrants entering the United States, yet United States citizens seeking to evacuate from the developing war zone in Israel are not prioritized for such resources or assistance,” the resolution states.

Americans evacuated from Israel in group photo

A group of 32 Americans evacuated from Israel after being stranded following the deadly Hamas attacks. (Courtesy of Rep. Cory Mills)

“Israel is one of our greatest allies and a pillar of stability and Democracy in a region notorious for chaos and servitude. Hamas’s abhorrent attack on the State of Israel and the Jewish people shook the world and deserves the complete and relentless condemnation of everyone who stands for freedom, humanity, and religious liberty,” he said. 

The resolution was introduced Thursday amid a tense battle among the Republican majority for the House speaker. The resolution would need to be adopted by a House majority, but cannot be considered for a vote until the speakership is decided. 

Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.


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