House GOP Leader Presses Israel For More Targeted Iran Strikes

( – Iran launched a barrage of missiles and drones into Israeli land on Saturday night in a bold act of aggression. A large number of surface-to-surface missiles, cruise missiles, and one-way suicide drones were used in the strike.

In light of the attacks, US House Speaker Mike Johnson said on Sunday that he will seek to speed up the delivery of supplies to Israel.

Johnson, who is trying to keep his Republican majority together and avoid being removed from office, lamented about two failed attempts to enact separate aid packages for Israel since October 7.

Opponents of the current plan said that Johnson was attempting to deflect attention from his past stance, in which he opposed a bipartisan Senate package that would have assisted in Taiwan, Israel, and Ukraine but failed in passing.

The chance that the two countries may now go to war has never been greater, and the fear is that a broader regional battle is more likely to include the US.

This past weekend, American soldiers were instrumental during Iran’s attack. They warned Israel of the incoming missiles and drones and even intercepted a few. In the early hours of Sunday morning, after the strike ended, President Joe Biden informed Israel that the US would not take part in any possible military action against Iran.

Meanwhile, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday that Israel should think about bombing Iran’s missile and drone factories.

A proportionate reaction is warranted, according to McCaul. Attacking the factories that make and release these missiles and drones could be a strategic retaliation. McCaul said both Israel and Ukraine would gain from the destruction of the production facilities and the launch locations, adding that Russia is buying these weapons and is inflicting daily fatalities among Ukrainians. Therefore, the U.S. must confront the matter.

There is a close relationship among Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea, says McCaul. In his opinion, the other countries will feel the effects of whatever happens in one of these nations.

McCaul claims that Russia is buying goods from Iran, including buying their energy.

He concluded by saying that the House must provide funds to support the combat efforts of both Israel and Ukraine.

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