Against AOC’s Wishes, House Approves Funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Terrorist-Attack System

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressives successfully stripped an Israeli defense provision from a short-term government funding bill. The House later passed a separate measure with much larger bipartisan support.


On Thursday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a standalone bill that provided $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.


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Author’s Take

This story is much like Wile E. Coyote setting up a trap for the Roadrunner, and succumbing to the trap himself. AOC and the squad were actually handed a more embarrassing defeat than if they had simply left the provision alone in the funding bill.

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