“At home, you have to balance your budget,” Johnson explained. “At home, you have to make tough decisions. And Washington should run the same way. “And so, we are here to change the environment. To change the paradigm, the way Washington thinks. If we continue on the trajectory we’re on, it’s going to hurt our country terribly. And it’s going to hurt hardworking Americans even more, seniors, and the rest.” Johnson said he’d made the same point in a meeting with Biden that he described as “cordial” as well as to those members of Biden’s cabinet with whom he has met, as well as to Senate Republicans when he spoke at a luncheon with them on Wednesday. “We’re going to do this in a responsible manner, and that’s a very important principle for us,” he concluded. Johnson also said he and the House Republicans were committed to supporting Israel, and said that recent calls from Democrats for a ceasefire in Gaza were “kind of disturbing.” “There was a ceasefire,” Johnson said. “It was before October 7th. And Hamas broke it.”
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) says he won’t consider a bill funding aid to Israel that doesn’t include federal spending cuts:“We are in dire straits as a nation … We want to protect and help and assist our friend Israel, but we have to keep our own house in order as well.” pic.twitter.com/f1jeyifMCZ — The Recount (@therecount) November 2, 2023
“Israel doesn’t need a ceasefire,” Johnson said. “It needs its allies to cease with the politics and deliver support now.”
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said it is “disturbing” that Democrats are calling for a ceasefire in Israel: “Israel doesn’t need a ceasefire, they need their allies to cease with the politics and deliver support now. And that’s what we’re doing.” pic.twitter.com/RU7tIn4g5x— CSPAN (@cspan) November 2, 2023
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