Republican lawmaker Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) nominated former President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the brokerage of the Abraham Accords.
Tenney’s nomination came just a few days after three U.S. Army soldiers were killed in a suicide drone attack in Jordan. In the nominating statement, Tenney touted Trump’s Abraham Accords, the treaty that formally normalized the relations between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Donald Trump was instrumental in facilitating the first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years,” Tenney said in the statement Tuesday. “For decades, bureaucrats, foreign policy ‘professionals’, and international organizations insisted that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump proved that to be false.”
Trump, the front-runner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, has been nominated for the prize multiple times. He was nominated in 2022 by a Norwegian official for brokering relations between the UAE and Israel. He also received a nomination from four Australian law professors.
“The valiant efforts by President Trump in creating the Abraham Accords were unprecedented and continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, underscoring the need for his nomination today,” Tenney said in a statement.
Tenney also criticized President Biden for what she says is “weak” leadership that is posing a danger to the country.
“Now more than ever, when Joe Biden’s weak leadership on the international stage is threatening our country’s safety and security, we must recognize Trump for his strong leadership and his efforts to achieve world peace,” Tenney said. “I am honored to nominate former President Donald Trump today and am eager for him to receive the recognition he deserves.”
Professors, members of national governments and assemblies are able to make submissions for the prize, which will be announced this year in October.
This article was originally published by The Hill.