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Johnson threatens ICC sanctions vote over Netanyahu arrest warrant application

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Monday that the House may vote on sanctions against the International Criminal Court for seeking an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Why it matters: The vote, which GOP sources told Axios could come as soon as this week, is poised to once again divide House Democrats over Israel.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) has introduced a bill that would sanction ICC officials who investigate U.S. citizens or allies. It's supported by nearly two dozen other Republicans, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), chair...

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