Former Vice President Mike Pence hit out at President Donald Trump and other Republicans for “signaling retreat” from Israel, allowing the worst attack on the Jewish nation in 50 years.
Pence also said Biden has “emboldened the enemies of freedom around the world.”
“But I also believe this is what happens when we have leading voices like Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy and Ron DeSantis signaling retreat from America’s role as leader of the free world,” Pence said.
“Look, what happened in Ukraine was an unprovoked invasion by Russia,” Pence said.
“What happened this weekend was an unprovoked invasion by Hamas into Israel,” he added.
“And I really believe now more than ever, both the debate within America is whether or not we’re going to once again stand without apology as the leader of the free world, as the arsenal of democracy.
“The heartbreaking images coming out of both of those theaters of operation remind us that America is the indispensable leader of the free world,” Pence continued,
“And if I’m president of the United States, we’ll lead from American strength.”
The former vice president also blamed Biden for his withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and negotiations with Iran.
“I mean, that disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has emboldened the enemies of freedom around the world,” Pence said earlier in the interview.
“And now war is raging in Eastern Europe.”
“And President Joe Biden’s kowtowing for the last two-and-a-half years to the mullahs in Iran, lifting sanctions, begging them to get back in the Iran nuclear deal and then paying $6 billion in a ransom for hostages, I think set the conditions for this unprecedented terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel.”
Approximately $7 billion worth of weapons, equipment, and ammunition was left behind in Afghanistan by the Biden Administration.
Communications equipment and other materials
Meanwhile, Trump claimed that Hamas would have never attacked Israel if he were the president.
“THE HORRIBLE ATTACK ON ISRAEL, LIKE THE ATTACK ON UKRAINE, WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IF I WERE PRESIDENT – ZERO CHANCE,” he posted on Truth Social on Sunday morning.
The former president also noted that Hamas “didn’t have that level of aggression with me.
“They didn’t have it,” Trump told his supporters.
“This would have never happened with me, either.”
The wave of recent Iranian terror attacks left 600 Israelis dead and at least 100 more taken hostage.
Over 600 Israeli civilians and military personnel have lost their lives, while over 100 civilians, including many children and elderly, have been kidnapped and transported to the Gaza Strip.