Speaker Mike Johnson’s First Act: Turning Israel Aid Into a Partisan Fight – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Speaker Mike Johnson’s First Act: Turning Israel Aid Into a Partisan Fight

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As Democrats struggle to find their message on the conflict in the Gaza Strip, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) had the opportunity to kick off his unlikely reign atop the House GOP by uniting Republicans and putting Democrats in a tough spot on aid to Israel.

Instead, Johnson took the opportunity to do something else: spark a partisan fight that is deepening divisions in the Capitol and all but ensuring aid for Israel will be delayed.

A bill providing $14.3 billion in aid for Israel—“paid for” with matching cuts to the Internal Revenue Service—narrowly passed on the House floor Tuesday evening, 226 to 196, with 12 Democrats supporting the measure and two Republicans opposed.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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