On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blamed President Joe Biden and his "weak foreign policy" for Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend.

In an unprecedented attack on Saturday, Iran fired 300 missiles and drones at Israel, most of which were intercepted.

Tuberville noted that once Biden took office, he lifted sanctions his predecessor, President Donald Trump, had placed on Iran.

"[M]ake no mistake: this aggression is a direct result of Joe Biden's weak foreign policy," Tuberville declared. "The contrast between the Biden administration and the Trump administration couldn't be more clear. When Joe Biden took office, Iran was broke. They were literally begging for money. That's because President Trump applied constant pressure to Iran. Trump took out one of their top leaders, [Qasem Soleimani]. Iran didn't dare attack Israel when Trump was in office. Then, Joe Biden took over and eased sanctions, allowing Iran to access all of the funds that was possible."

"Now, Iran is sitting on $70 billion - 10 times what they had when Donald Trump was in office. Joe Biden even paid them $6 billion for a hostage last fall. Joe Biden essentially funded last weekend's attack. So, Biden and Iran are at war," he added.

"You can bet your bottom dollar that our enemies and allies are taking note," Tuberville continued. "I'm afraid this aggression will only continue under Joe Biden against Iran. Stop appeasing the woke Hamas wing of the Democrat Party. Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East. They did not start this conflict. Hamas did."

Alabama's senior U.S. Senator also emphasized the need to "stand with Israel," noting the state was the first to recognize Israel as a nation. He warned Biden needed to be "tougher" on Iran.

"If we don't do that, it's going to get even tougher going into the summer with Israel and the Middle East and Iran and also with Ukraine and Russia and even possibly China," Tuberville said.

He concluded, "Hopefully, he makes a few right decisions to get us out of this mess because he got us into it."

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