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Mike Johnson Pressures Schumer to Endorse Netanyahu Invitation to Congress Amid Democratic Objections

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

On Capitol Hill, Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is moving ahead with a plan to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. Johnson is urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to sign on to the invitation despite strong pushback from many Democrats. This comes just days after the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced he is seeking an arrest warrant for Netanyahu for war crimes in Gaza.

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