At the opening of the segment, the senators are side-by-side when Graham exclaimed, “Love is everywhere,” and gave the camera two thumbs up.
Immediately following, Graham turned to Cruz and said, “I want to apologize to Ted for saying he should be killed on the Senate floor,” to which Cruz jokingly retorted, “At least we are not on the Senate floor now.”
During the interview, the senators shared mutual disgust over the UN Security Council resolution passed in December to condemn Israel for settlement construction, in which the Obama administration failed to use its veto power and defied a longstanding policy to protect Israel from UN condemnation.
Cruz stated Obama’s decision was “shameful” and said it was a “profoundly anti-Israel resolution. It declares much of Israel illegal and illegitimate. Much of Jerusalem it declares as not legitimately part of Israel.”
Graham added that “22 percent of the money to fund the UN comes from the American taxpayer. I don’t think it’s a good investment for the American taxpayer to give money to an organization that condemns the only democracy in the Mideast.”
Regarding their joint bill to defund the UN, Cruz stated he was confident it would pass with Congress. He said, “If you cut off their money that gets their attention and I think we’ve got real prospects of seeing this thing move through Congress and actually turning this thing around,” Cruz said.
H/T: NY Post
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