42 House Dems support sanctions on International Criminal Court over arrest warrant for PM Netanyahu

42 House Dems support sanctions on International Criminal Court over arrest warrant for PM Netanyahu


Forty-two Democrats joined most Republicans in the 247-155 vote on Tuesday to approve legislation to sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to its pursuit of arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Politico reported.

A further two Republicans abstained. The legislation does not have the support of the Biden administration, which has said that “[t]here are more effective ways to defend Israel, preserve U.S. positions on the ICC, and promote international justice and accountability,” according to Fox News.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court last month announced he would seek arrest warrants for Netanyahu and various Israeli and Hamas leaders in connection with the ongoing conflict.

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“This bill is a message to the world that we will not sit by and

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