WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following news that the Biden Administration has allocated $100 million to Palestinian leaders in less than a week. This week, the Government Accountability Office released a report showing that the U.S. Agency for International Development has failed to ensure that taxpayer dollars sent to Gaza and the West Bank have been compliant with U.S. antiterrorism laws.
Senator Rick Scott said, “The Trump Administration rightly ended aid to Palestinian leaders because of the risks it posed to the peace and security of Israel and the United States. It is unconscionable that President Biden would send American tax dollars to corrupt Palestinian leaders who openly support terrorism and wage war against our great ally Israel. Why on earth does President Biden think this is a good use of taxpayer funds? President Biden should stand up for Israel, protect taxpayer dollars and immediately reverse this decision.”