Sen. Cruz says he will introduce resolution to approve weapons sale to Israel

Cruz noted that Democratic lawmakers have put forward resolutions aiming to stop weapons sales to Israel.
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Sen. Ted Cruz in 2019
Sen. Ted Cruz in 2019
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Senator Ted Cruz during an interview with conservative Fox News Channel host Jeannine Pirro said that next week he will introduce a resolution to approve weapons sales to the nation of Israel.

Cruz said that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders "in the Senate, AOC in the House, have both introduced resolutions trying to block arms sales to Israel" and said that he will put forward "a resolution to approve the arms sales."

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan recently led in introducing a joint resolution aiming to block the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons to Israel. Sen. Sanders introduced a joint resolution to block the sale as well.

The 15-day window for Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval after being notified about the arms sale has now passed. But the press release announcing the resolution introduced in the House said that "after that time period has lapsed, Congress can still block or modify any sale up to the point of delivery."