AOC, ‘Squad’ force House Dems to spike $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome from spending bill

AOC, ‘Squad’ force House Dems to spike $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome from spending bill
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[Ed. – Which is another way of saying the far-left wing of the party is running the show.]

A group of far-left lawmakers — including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — forced House Democratic leadership Tuesday to cut $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome from a short-term government funding bill.

The removal of the language from a continuing resolution that would keep the federal lights on through early December prompted an urgent call from Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

Lapid tweeted that Hoyer had reassured him that the cut was a “technical postponement” and that the aid “will be transferred soon.”

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“I thanked Majority Leader Hoyer for his commitment and emphasized to him the need to approve the request as soon as possible to ensure Israel’s security needs,” tweeted Lapid, who added that his government was “rebuilding a relationship of trust with the Congress” after it had been “neglected” by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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