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Mike Johnson Traded Senate Endorsement for Israel Vote—Then Went Back on His Word

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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A pair of unusual moves from two House Republicans drew attention in GOP circles this week: Speaker Mike Johnson’s reported plans to endorse hard-right Rep. Matt Rosendale’s bid for Senate in Montana on Thursday, and Rosendale’s vote on Tuesday in favor of a standalone bill to provide aid to Israel pushed by Johnson.

Rosendale had been vocally opposed to an Israel aid bill since Johnson announced last weekend that he would put one on the floor.

And Johnson wasn’t expected to back Rosendale in the Senate race, given that GOP...

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