Contact: Jim Pettit
U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Douglas noted today that as President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are discussing thorny middle-east issues, including the prospect of war with Iran, Sen. Ben Cardin is silent.
The last public statement Senator Cardin issued on the Administration's position on Israel was September of last year - six months ago.
"There is no question that developments with Israel and Iran are moving at a faster clip," said Douglas. "Yet, Senator Cardin is talking about postal facility closures. We need to hear from the Senator more frequently on where he stands with Iran's nuclear program."
President Obama stated today that the United States stands by Israel and "that all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with Iran.
"As Margaret Thatcher said to President George H. Bush 'don't go wobbly on me,' said Douglas. "Maryland needs a Senator who will say that to President Obama and whose support is not taken for granted."
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