Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took aim at the Obama administration in an interview Thursday, slamming the president for his “disrespect” for Israel and the Jewish people. (RELATED: Obama Claims Paris Shooters ‘Randomly’ Shot Up Kosher Deli)
Jindal specifically took issue with the ISIS military authorization drafted by the Obama administration listing a group of minorities that have specifically been targeted by the terrorist organization. The resolution mentions Christians, Yazidis, and Turkmens, but not Jews.
“It’s inconceivable that the White House left the Jewish people out of the list of the Islamic State’s targets in their request for authorization for military force,” Jindal said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “There are countless examples of the Obama administration disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people, but this omission in the AUMF follows two signs of disrespect in only the last several days.”
The recent “signs of disrespect” Jindal cites likely stem from Obama’s controversial contention during a Vox interview that the Islamist Paris shooters “randomly” shot up a kosher deli. What could have been written off as a gaffe garnered even more attention when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki defended Obama’s comments and denied the four Jewish victims of the shooting were “targeted” for their faith.
“These are not mistakes. These are not gaffes,” Jindal continues. “Undermining America’s longstanding alliance with Israel and disrespecting Jewish people seems to be a strategic aim of this White House.” (VIDEO: Bobby Jindal Slams Media’s ‘Hypocritical’ Vaccine Coverage: ‘The Left Denies Science’)
[h/t Washington Free Beacon]