Michele Bachmann: American Jews ‘Sold Out’ Israel For Obama
Michele Bachmann has outraged plenty of people in the American Jewish community by declaring they “sold out” in supporting Barack Obama. The Republican from Minnesota spoke out after the president made an agreement with Iran to temporarily hold off on additional sanctions in hopes of reaching a larger deal on nuclear weapons, declaring that his policies will reduce Israel to “rubble” in the coming years.
“The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran. This is clearly against Israel’s best interest,” said Bachmann. “What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the President over the best interests of Israel. In some respects, they sold out Israel.”
Of course, this isn’t the first controversial statement that Bachmann has made regarding Obama. She previously attributed his two terms in office to white guilt and has openly spoken about plans to sue him. Bachmann took offense to Obama’s State of the Union address last January, in which he declared that he would get nationwide gun control laws put on the books “with or without Congress.” Bachmann said he can expect to be taken to court if this is how he will approach his position.
“If he wants to move forward with this unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring to him,” she said. “He may think he’s king, he may declare he’s a king, but that’s not what he is under the constitution.”