White House says GOP play­ing pol­i­tics with nation­al secu­ri­ty

White House says GOP playing politics with national security

For­eign pol­i­cy tends to be over­shad­owed by domes­tic issues before elec­tions, but nation­al secu­ri­ty is becom­ing a divid­ing line in Wash­ing­ton as Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans accuse one anoth­er of politi­ciz­ing wars in Ukraine and Israel.
As the White House crit­i­cizes new House Speak­er Mike John­son’s (R‑LA) pro­posed Israel aid bill and Sen. Tom­my Tuberville’s (R‑AL) mil­i­tary pro­mo­tion block­ade, Repub­li­cans allege Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is also under­min­ing the coun­try’s stand­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly.
The Biden admin­is­tra­tion is politi­ciz­ing nation­al secu­ri­ty by insist­ing that the pres­i­den­t’s emer­gency sup­ple­men­tal request not be off­set by repeal­ing “inef­fec­tive pro­grams,” accord­ing to Repub­li­can strate­gist Cesar Con­da.
“Are they threat­en­ing to veto a bill that funds aid to … Israel because it cuts the bud­get for a mas­sive expan­sion of IRS agents?” Con­da, a for­mer senior aide to ex-Vice Pres­i­dent Dick Cheney and Sen. Mar­co Rubio (R‑FL), told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
“Speak­er Mike John­son is cor­rect that we should be pri­or­i­tiz­ing spend­ing when we face an eco­nom­i­cal­ly crip­pling $33 tril­lion nation­al debt,” he said. “There was no ‘nor­mal, bipar­ti­san process’ when Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan called for sup­port­ing anti-com­mu­nist groups around the world to pro­tect U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty inter­ests, espe­cial­ly in our hemi­sphere. I can’t think of too many instances where for­eign p …