And he said Obama's claim that no country should suffer rocket attacks from anyone else rang hollow because Obama himself has engaged in bombing campaigns around the world.
"The U.S. supported the Israeli side because, [Obama] said, 'No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,' " Paul said. "Considering that this president rains down missiles on Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and numerous other countries on a daily basis, the statement was so hypocritical that it didn't pass the laugh test."
Paul added that U.S. favoritism toward Israel was seen in the decision of Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Healthcare: Pre-debate prep | House to vote on ObamaCare co-op bill Debate site misspells Clinton’s name on souvenir tickets Overnight Cybersecurity: Cyber questions for the debate | Dem wants Yahoo hack probe MORE to meet with Israel but not with Palestinian leaders. "Does this sound like an honest broker?" he asked of the United States.
Clinton met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week to discuss the Gaza ceasefire agreement, but did not speak to representatives of Hamas, which the U.S. labels a terrorist group.
Paul also took issue as well with House passage of a pro-Israel resolution last week, which he said was introduced quickly and passed before most members knew it was happening or could read the resolution.
"The resolution, H. Res. 813, was so one-sided it is not surprising they didn't want anyone to have the chance to read and vote on it," Paul said. "Surely at least a handful of my colleagues would have objected to language like, 'The House of Representatives expresses unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders.'"
This story was updated at 2:34 p.m.