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Florida Democrat says he’ll vote for Israel aid bill despite IRS cuts: ‘I am not going to take the bait’

Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) votes in favor of House Republican-led Israel aid bill even though the proposed bill includes deep cuts to the Internal Revenue Service said.

“Foreign Policy and National Security is being conducted as the future of political mail. ‘You chose the IRS over Israel.’ I’m not going to take the bait,” Moskowitz tweeted Monday, previously as Twitter I wrote it on X, which is a known platform. “We have American hostages. This is not a game.”

The Florida congressman, who is serving his first term, announced his support for the bill in response to a post by Punchbowl News reporter Jake Sherman. About the proposed bill.

When a shaman I asked if I would vote “yes”. Moskowitz, who is Jewish, had an emphatic reaction to the bill.

“Damn, straight up. Political mail as a policy put forth by unserious people. Was this in the Speaker Bible? Choose between Israel and the IRS,” Moskowitz wrote in his response. Ta.

“This person is dead in the Senate. This violates the Republican single-subject spending rule. It’s going to add to the deficit. I support Israel.”

Mr. Moskowitz’s response differed from statements on the matter by his colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who called House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) a “politician.” He accused the country of “game-playing” and called the move “aggressive.”

“We cannot politicize the fight against Hamas and Iran and give ammunition to anti-Israel extremists around the world,” Schultz, who is Jewish, said in a statement. “You wouldn’t haggle over the price of a garden hose if your neighbor’s house was on fire. Chairman Johnson’s political maneuvering is offensive to all pro-Israel Americans, and I believe he will change course immediately.” I hope so.”

House Republicans on Monday announced a $14.3 billion aid package for Israel, a show of U.S. support for the Middle East ally in the midst of its war with Hamas.

The proposed legislation is the first under Prime Minister Johnson’s leadership and includes significant cuts to the IRS. It would affect the funds included in the Inflation Control Act, which President Biden signed into law last year. The bill was introduced a week after the House passed a resolution earlier this month expressing support for Israel and condemning Hamas attacks.

Three weeks have passed since Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel killed 1,400 people. Approximately 200 other people were held hostage by the insurgents.

In response, Israel launched a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths, the majority of them women and children, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry.

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