White House slams proposed GOP Israel aid bill: ‘Latest cynical political maneuver’

The White House slammed the House GOP’s proposed stand-alone bill for Israel aid ahead of Senate negotiators releasing details on a bill that is expected to include aid for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, along with border security.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced the proposal in a Dear Colleague letter on Saturday, which would allow for $17 billion in aid to the Jewish State. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the proposal the “latest cynical political maneuver” by House Republicans in a statement on Saturday night.

“For months, the administration has been working with a bipartisan group of Senators on a national security agreement that secures our border and provides support for the people of Ukraine and Israel. Just as legislative text is imminent, the House Republicans come up with their latest cynical political maneuver,” Jean-Pierre said.

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