Washington, D.C. — In a speech on the Senate floor today, Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) expressed his unequivocal support for the State of Israel after Hamas terrorists murdered over 1,400 civilians, including 31 Americans.
“The level of barbarism that we witnessed was nothing short of evil incarnate. The mass slaughter of innocent civilians. Unspeakable violence against women, children, and the elderly. The deadliest massacre of the Jewish people since the Holocaust.”
“Compounding these atrocities is the reaction in some parts of the world and even in our own land, like the sickening anti-Semitic protests in city streets and on university campuses. These vile demonstrations celebrated, they justified, and they endorsed this violence. Simply put, there can be no place in our country for that sort of anti-Semitic bigotry.”
“Make no mistake, the only word to describe this is evil… Evil is surrounding a music festival full of innocent young people and systematically hunting them down and slaughtering them on the side of the road. That’s evil. Evil is kidnapping elderly women out of their homes and threatening on the internet to murder them. And evil is beheading and burning babies in front of their mothers and fathers. The line between morality and depravity, right now, is as bright as it has ever been. As a country, we must not avoid the reality that this is good versus evil.”
“If we try to turn away from evil, to deny that it’s evil, to beg for context to explain away evil, we do a disservice to our credibility and stain the soul of our nation. We must stand shoulder to shoulder with the State of Israel.
“In this current struggle between good and evil, America must lead the forces of good – and we must not fail.”