US congressman says Netanyahu could be next 'King David'

US congressman praised Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu and said he could be a historic leader.

US congressman says Netanyahu could be next 'King David'

World Bulletin / News Desk

US congressman Louie Gohmert said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be remembered as a historic leader, on par with King Solomon and other holy rulers.

Speaking at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach, Gohmert admitted that he told Netanyahu that he has “a chance to be one of Israel’s great leaders.”

When Michele Bachmann attempted to correct him saying, “He is one of Israel’s great leaders!”, Gohmert responded “I am talking about all time. The big ones. Going back to David, to Solomon, up through Josiah, Hezekiah until the end, on up through Ben Gurion.”

“All of the greatest leaders of Israel had one thing in common: They called upon the nation of Israel to honor the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that has not happened in many decades,” he continued.

The Republican representative said the United States was pushing Israel “into a corner,” referring to the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks being mediated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

He also warned Israel was going to see “a couple of crises this year.”

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ocak 2014, 17:41