The Democratic Party has pulled funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
A number of recent social media posts from prominent Republican politicians have stated that Democrats have pulled funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. Those making this claim include former Vice President Mike Pence and current House of Representatives Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy,
These posts have managed to gain significant interactions. Within 48 hours of being posted, many have received thousands of likes, retweets, and comments.
MENA: Misbar’s investigation found that funding for Israel’s Iron Dome will still be legislated. Instead of being removed permanently, the $1 billion of funding for the Iron Dome was introduced in a separate bill two days after being removed from a larger bill. At the time of writing, this bill is still being discussed in the House of Representatives.
The $1 billion in funding for the Iron Dome air defense system had initially been removed from a bill that had the primary purpose of funding the U.S. government until December with stopgap funding and by raising the country’s debt ceiling. The reason for the Iron Dome funding’s removal from this legislation was due to a minority of Democratic lawmakers refusing to vote for the government funding bill unless the Iron Dome funding was removed.