16 Dems vote with GOP to rebuke Biden’s pausing Israel weapons shipment

Several House Democrats defied the White House to support a bill rebuking President Biden for withholding offensive aid from Israel on Thursday.

The Israel Security Assistance Support Act would condemn the president’s posture on Israel’s Gaza invasion while compelling the Biden administration to expeditiously send any weapons shipments already approved by Congress.

It passed in a 224 to 187 vote, with 16 Democrats joining 208 Republicans in advancing the bill. Democrats who supported it include Reps. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y.; Darren Soto, D-Fla.; Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y.; Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash.; and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, among others.

Three Republicans also voted against the bill – Reps. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio; Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; and Thomas Massie, R-Ky.


President Biden’s threat to Israel offensive aid was rebuked in a Thursday House vote. (Getty Images)

“President Biden’s decision to withhold weapons approved by myself, the chairman and the ranking member and appropriated by Congress, defied congressional intent and is tantamount to an arms embargo,” House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said during debate for the bill. 

“Red lines are meant for our enemies. Red lines are not meant for our allies and our friends. But that’s precisely

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