Mike Johnson faces internal GOP dissent on Israel bill (Axios)

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    Mike Johnson faces internal GOP dissent on Israel bill – By Andrew Solender (Axios) / Feb 4, 2024

    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is facing criticism from both the right flank of his party and Ukraine hawks for the standalone Israel aid package the House plans to vote on this week.

    Why it matters: With a razor-thin majority, Johnson will have to make up most GOP defections with Democratic votes – and top Democrats are beginning to take shots at the measure.

    Driving the news: The right-wing House Freedom Caucus released a statement on Sunday saying it is “extremely disappointing that the Speaker is now surrendering to perceived pressure to move an even larger but now unpaid for Israel aid package.”

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