Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on Fox News on Sunday to attack President Joe Biden, who he claimed had been absent from the forefront on foreign policy.
Gaetz went so far as to say that the “transition” from Biden to Vice President Kamala Harris has already started, since she has already had meetings with international leaders that include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron.
“You have to wonder whether or not the transition to Harris has already begun,” Gaetz said. “Joe Biden’s had more nap time than he’s had questions from reporters. And you’re right. While the Middle Kingdom grows more ambitious in their goals, we are still toiling away in the Middle East. Joe Biden has had more attacks on Syria than he’s had press conferences.”
“And so you have to ask to the progressive voters, is this really what you expected?” he added. “Is this what you wanted, a warmonger president like Joe Biden, when Donald Trump did so much to bring peace to the world and to actually confront the real threat, China, not to be trying to build democracies out of blood and sand and Arab militias in some desert far away?”
This comes days after Harris met with Netanyahu, praising him for his peace talks with other countries in the Middle East, according to The Hill. She also affirmed the U.S.’s commitment to ensure Israel’s security, especially in relation to Iran and its nuclear program.
“She expressed strong support for Israel’s recent groundbreaking normalization agreements with countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and stressed the importance of advancing peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” the press release of the call stated.
“They discussed the importance of advancing scientific cooperation between our two countries and efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic,” it added.
In addition, Netanyahu and Harris discussed their “opposition” to the International Criminal Court conducting an investigation into alleged war crimes against Israel in the Palestine-Israeli conflict.