The House Freedom Caucus issued a stern reprimand over House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) stand-alone Israel aid bill, releasing a letter on Sunday titled, “Support Israel Without Bankrupting America.”
The conservative bloc compared the weekend bill with the “fully paid-for” November bill Johnson passed in support of Israel, his “most principled action taken to date.” But now, according to the House Freedom Caucus, the U.S. will be forced to borrow money to help its ally, adding to the U.S.’s national deficit.
“It is extremely disappointing that the Speaker is now surrendering to perceived pressure to move an even larger but now unpaid for Israel package — reversing course on his stance to require new supplemental spending to be offset,” the group wrote in its letter.
Johnson announced the bill on Saturday, with a vote likely to come in the next few days. The bill is meant to counteract