Would affirm the House’s condemnation of Iran for its threats to annihilate the U.S. and Israel and its incitement to genocide against Israelis; support for all means of persuading Iran to stop its nuclear program; and reaffirm the U.S.-Israeli bond and pledge to ensure that Israel gets the military and economic assistance it needs to address the Iranian threat.
Louie Gohmert introduced this resolution on the last day of the CUFI annual summit in Washington, which he attended with CUFI founder John Hagee. As at the AIPAC conference, the CUFI summit’s last day is devoted to lobbying Congress (see introduction for details). While CUFI members are not instructed to advocate for specific legislation, the resolution echoes two tenets of the ‘CUFI Pledge,’ namely the obligation to support Israel’s right to defend itself by any means and to stand with Israel whenever necessary until attacks from its enemies and terrorists cease.
The day before introducing this resolution, Gohmert attended a press conference with Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Steve King (R-IA), and John Culberson (R-TX) to announce their formation of the Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives. Bachmann, King, and Culberson all signed on as cosponsors of this resolution, along with 21 other members of the 52-member caucus.
See also: related measures H. Res. 1241 of 4/13/10, H.R. 5351 of 5/20/10, S. Res. 548 of 6/9/10, H.R. 5501 of 6/10/10, H. Res. 1440 of 6/14/10, H. Res. 1599 of 7/30/10, and H. Con. Res. 315 of 9/14/10.