08/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cantor: We Need A "Judeo-Christian" Foreign Policy In The Middle East

This afternoon, at the annual Christians United For Israel conference, House minority whip and rumored presidential hopeful Eric Cantor discussed his vision for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Namely, that it needs to be "firmly grounded" in "Judeo-Christian principles."

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Christian Zionists that U.S. policies in the Middle East must be "firmly grounded" in Judeo-Christian principles.

"Reaching out to the Muslim world may help in creating an environment for peace in the Middle East, but we must insist as Americans that our policies be firmly grounded in the beliefs of the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this country was founded," said Cantor (R-Va.), the House minority whip and the only Jewish Republican in Congress, in a speech to the Christians United For Israel annual conference in Washington.

(h/t Washington Monthly)