House Democrat calls Johnson’s Israel standalone aid bill “act of staggering bad faith”

Source: The Hill

“A House Democrat labeled Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) standalone bill on funding for Israel an ‘act of staggering bad faith’ on Sunday. ‘Well, the move he has taken to offer an Israel-only deal is very dirty pool. It’s an act of staggering bad faith,’ Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation.’ Johnson announced Saturday that the House would vote on a ‘clean, standalone’ $17.6 billion Israel aid bill this coming week. This comes as bipartisan Senate negotiators are rushing to reach an agreement on a potential border security package that could unlock funding for Ukraine if passed. Himes said that a standalone bill to approve aid for Israel will allow Johnson to ‘ultimately not do a border deal,’ suggesting that some Republicans would rather leave the border issue until November’s elections.” (02/04/24)