This guy has really become a huge disappointment.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?
It seems like it.
Because they all do the same thing….
They talk a big game up front, promise a lot, and then at the last minute renege on their word and do the exact opposite — usually handing Democrats and Deep Staters a huge win.
And that’s exactly what just happened here:
🚨BREAKING NEWS — IN A REVERSAL, @SpeakerJohnson will put a bill on the floor to send $17.6 billion to Israel with no corresponding spending cuts, a reversal meant to preempt the Senate's border-and-national-security supplemental.
Here's a letter from Johnson to the House GOP:…
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 3, 2024
Laura Loomer is all over it:
JUST IN: @SpeakerJohnson just announced his plans to put a bill on the floor next week to send BILLIONS in supplemental aid to Israel.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 3, 2024
Here is a Zoom in on the letter:
Newt Gingrich thinks Speaker Johnson is doing a good job and likes the move.
Newt always was part of the “Establishment”.
Sad to see.
Speaker Johnson’s decision to bring up a free standing bill on aid to israel strips the Democrats of all their maneuvering. Will they vote yes. If it passes the House will Schumer support passing it in the Senate. Will Biden sign aid to Israel? Good move by the Speaker
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 3, 2024
Why can every other country have a border but not us?
Why do we send BILLIONS to secure their borders before securing our own?
Wake up Newt, you’re washed up!
Here are more details from Fox News:
Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., is putting legislation on the House floor next week to give Israel $17.6 billion in emergency funding.
The timing is notable given that Senate and White House negotiators are expected to release legislative text this weekend for a border security compromise in addition to President Biden’s $106 billion supplemental funding request for Ukraine, Israel, humanitarian causes and other issues.
In a letter sent to Republican colleagues on Saturday, Johnson criticized the House GOP majority’s exclusion from those talks and argued they were not moving fast enough to help Israel in its war against Hamas.
“While the Senate appears poised to finally release text of their supplemental package after months of behind closed doors negotiations, their leadership is aware that by failing to include the House in their negotiations, they have eliminated the ability for swift consideration of any legislation,” Johnson warned.
“Given the Senate’s failure to move appropriate legislation in a timely fashion, and the perilous circumstances currently facing Israel, the House will continue to lead. Next week, we will take up and pass a clean, standalone Israel supplemental package.”
One of the first House votes Johnson held as speaker was a standalone Israel funding bill for roughly $14 billion, the amount requested by Biden in his supplemental aid package. However, that bill would have offset the funds by taking them from money allocated toward the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — a move lauded by GOP hardliners.
But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., refused to take the bill up and accused Johnson of mixing “a poison pill” with Israel aid.
“During debate in the House and in numerous subsequent statements, Democrats made clear that their primary objection to the original House bill was with its offsets,” Johnson wrote on Saturday. “The Senate will no longer have excuses, however misguided, against swift passage of this critical support for our ally.”
He said the legislative text would be released on Saturday afternoon by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on defense spending.
Republicans have demanded strict border and immigration policy changes in exchange for supporting funds for Ukraine, an issue a growing number of GOP lawmakers have been wary of. Biden’s supplemental funding request includes roughly $60 billion to help Kyiv fight off Russia’s invasion.
What do you think?