Senator Josh Hawley's remarks in support of a separate bill for Israel reflect his strong stance on maintaining assistance to a longstanding ally. He made it clear that he believes Israeli aid should not be held up or delayed. At the same time, he expressed reservations about diverting aid to Gaza and suggested addressing other matters at a later time.
Democrats Should Not ‘Hold Israel Aid Hostage’: Sen. Hawley on Israel, Gaza, Ukraine Aid https://t.co/O0DWhTYSQv
— David Burks (@dburksmlsfd) November 1, 2023
The allocation of foreign aid and the priorities surrounding it can be a subject of debate and contention in Congress, with lawmakers having various opinions and priorities. Senator Hawley's comments highlight the partisan nature of these discussions within the Republican party. How his fellow conservative lawmakers respond to President Biden's aid package remains to be seen.