House GOP weighs inviting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress

House Republicans are considering whether to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress as tensions persist on Capitol Hill on whether to provide foreign aid amid its war against Hamas.

In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday morning, Republican lawmakers discussed the possibility of inviting the prime minister to speak with Congress, a source familiar confirmed to the Washington Examiner. The consideration comes after House Republicans rebuked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for his remarks last week suggesting Israel should hold new leadership elections.

“We didn’t talk about those logistics, but it’s one of the things that we have in mind, and we may try to arrange for that,” House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said. “I think it’s very important for us to show solidarity and support with Israel
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