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House Republican infighting getting worse after foreign aid vote

The House came together Saturday to pass a sweeping $95 billion foreign aid package, a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation in the closely divided chamber. But the move only intensified infighting among House Republicans, who split sharply on the strategy to deliver assistance to foreign allies including Ukraine and Israel.

In social media posts and TV interviews afterward, House Republicans took aim at one another - in unusually sharp terms - over the events that led up to the vote. Ultimately, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) had to rely on a majority of Democrats to push through the most controversial piece of the package - $60 billion in aid to Ukraine for its war against Russia - in a gamble that could cost him his speakership.

"It's my absolute honor to be in Congress, but I serve with some real scumbags," Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Tex.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," calling out two GOP colleagues - Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Bob Good (Va.) - who have broken with Johnson and voted against other legislation proposed by the GOP majority.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/22/house-republicans-infighting-foreign-aid/

 

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