Johnson considering stand-alone Israel aid bill following comments from Schumer on foreign ally’s elections

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is considering a clean stand-alone Israel aid bill as House Republicans rebuke comments from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling for new elections in Israel.

The speaker’s office confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Johnson is weighing bringing the bill under the normal process after it failed to pass under suspension on Feb. 6. The legislation, which failed 250-180, would have provided $17.6 billion in aid to the Jewish state as it continues its war against Hamas.

Top House Republican’s consideration of bringing an aid package to the floor comes shortly after Schumer said on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “lost his way” and called for new elections to replace him.

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