NOW – New U.S. House Speaker Johnson: “The first bill that I’m going to bring to this floor will be in support of our dear friend Israel.” pic.twitter.com/TWl58c26eH— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 25, 2023
Of course the House’s first order of business upon reconvening after three weeks is to instantly pass a resolution pledging open-ended military support for Israel— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 25, 2023
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) was among the 93% of House Dems and 99% of House GOP who just voted for this blusterous pro-war resolution committing the US to open-ended military support of Israel’s offensive against Gaza and/or Iran. Along with endorsing yet another ramp-up of the US… pic.twitter.com/NRefcLXKJg— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 25, 2023
Nikki Haley says the US must give Israel whatever it wants militarily, diplomatically, and financially — "no questions asked"— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 26, 2023
So not only is "supporting Israel" mandatory, you can't even ask any questions about it pic.twitter.com/dJIQV8J1e2
Army’s new ad campaign? pic.twitter.com/7e88UugDhv— RandomHero ?? ??????? (@PoopsMcgee138) October 26, 2023
As we saw yesterday, House Republicans finally got their act together and elected a new Speaker of the House, which is being cast as a huge victory for the far right.
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana has a black son, decried the murder of George Floyd and condemned systemic racism. His biggest donor is AIPAC. He moved with lightning speed to put a bill on the floor to “Stand With Israel.” It wasn’t some meaningless token gesture of thoughts and prayers either. It commits the United States to providing open-ended military support for Israel against its enemies.
The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to pass a resolution declaring solidarity with Israel, pledging to give its government whatever security assistance it needs to fight and win its war with Hamas.
The vote, 412 to 10, was the first piece of legislation considered under Speaker Mike Johnson, Republican of Louisiana. He was elected to the post on Wednesday after three tumultuous weeks in which G.O.P. members struggled to replace Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, following his ouster.
Nine Democrats and one Republican opposed the resolution. Six Democrats voted present, even though five of them had previously co-sponsored the resolution. …
Rep. Thomas Massie and The Squad voted against it.
All that Bibi Netanyahu has to do now is give the order to launch a ground invasion of Gaza. Iran and its proxies will respond by going to war with Israel. Then we are officially in a war with Iran.
Note: Israel can do whatever it wants to “defend itself.” You can see what it is willing to do here, here and here. It is has gotten so bad that American allies in the region like Turkey are threatening Israel. We are willing to co-sign its actions in Gaza and go to war with its enemies.