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There is a shift here.
Author: Raine    Date: 04/18/2024 13:05:44

Something is happening in the House. There is a subtle shift this week. Speaker Johnson signaled he would help Ukraine. Watch:
this comes house before this headline from NBC Washington:

Congress moving swiftly on bipartisan action to punish Iran after revenge attack on Israel

Swiftly? Yes.

The swift, bipartisan condemnation of Iran has put on sharp display the durability of American support for Israel, even amid growing partisan division over how the country is handling its more than six-month war with Hamas.

The House passed nearly a dozen bills by Wednesday that would, among other things, issue a slate of new sanctions and other financial restrictions against Iran and its leaders. Other legislation looks to prevent current Iranian officials sanctioned from evading those penalties and urge the European Union to “expeditiously” designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization as the U.S. has already done. (snip)

It also comes as House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., released legislation Wednesday that would provide $95 billion in aid collectively to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. The aid package had been held up for months over Republican opposition to continuing wartime funding for Ukraine as it battles Russia. Iran's attack on Israel added urgency to Johnson's plans to bring the issue to the floor for a vote.

While the measures targeting Iran have received overwhelming support — with the series of House bills mostly passing with at least 300 votes — there has been a quiet but growing dissent among progressive Democratic lawmakers in both chambers, who warn that legislative efforts could risk further escalation in the Middle East.
Meanwhile over on Faux New there is this headline:

Marjorie Taylor Greene is an idiot. She is trying to wreck the GOP

I wonder what is happening.

MTG is still an idiot and the GOP is already wrecked. If we get the aid for Ukraine, I am sure Dems will be more than happy to work with Johnson. Strange days.


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