Rosen, Rubio Condemn International Criminal Court’s Political Overreach

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following reports that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has sought arrest warrants against Israeli leaders, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement condemning the ICC’s political overreach. Earlier this month, the senators led a bipartisan letter urging President Biden to strongly oppose the ICC’s efforts to politically target Israel and respond swiftly and strongly should the ICC move forward with arrest warrants. 

“We are outraged by this shameful political move by the ICC, which seeks to undermine Israel as it defends itself after Hamas’s brutal October 7th terrorist attack,” said the senators. “We’re deeply concerned about the impacts this decision will have on current hostage negotiations and the dangerous precedent this sets given that the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel. As we emphasized in our letter to President Biden, ‘the President is granted broad authorities to respond to these types of actions by the ICC.’ We now join together to call on him to take swift and forceful action in response to this attack on our democratic ally.”

Senator Rosen has been a strong leader in the push to support Israel and in efforts to seek the release of hostages held by Hamas. Following the October 7th terrorist attack on Israel, Senator Rosen has been taking action to ensure Israel is receiving the support necessary to defend itself and defeat Hamas. She also sent a bipartisan letter calling on President Biden to leverage the U.S. relationship with Qatar to secure the immediate release of the remaining hostages held in Gaza by Hamas.