WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Rep. Scott Franklin (FL-18) issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration's pause on a critical weapon shipment to Israel:

“The President must stop strong-arming Israel into capitulating to Hamas and deliver the shipments as expeditiously as possible.  Congress has already approved these sales—and the President has signed it into law.  Any delay is sanctimonious posturing that gives Hamas time to regroup and strengthen, while tying Israel’s hands.  From urging Netanyahu to stand down in the wake of Iran’s April 13th attacks, to slow rolling aid, it is clear this White House is hell-bent on returning to the reckless Obama-era appeasement of Iran. It didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.  It’s time for the Commander-in-Chief to step up and act like one.”