House Speaker Mike Johnson (R‑LA) criticized the roughly $95 billion foreign aid package making its way through the Democrat-controlled Senate.
A statement he released on Monday warned against a final product that lacks “real” border security provisions after the Senate rejected a bipartisan immigration deal tacked onto the national security supplemental legislation last week.
My statement on Senate’s failure to address the most critical aspect of national security supplemental legislation: pic.twitter.com/ENjJ0WzKsK
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) February 13, 2024
Although Johnson said the Senate “did the right thing” by rejecting the border provisions he deemed to be “insufficient,” the speaker said senators “should have gone back to the drawing board” to change the bill and address the “ongoing catastrophe.”
Johnson said that “in the absence of havin …