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Mike Johnson Moves to Sanction ICC

By    |   Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:01 AM EDT

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., is likely to bring a vote this week on legislation to sanction the International Criminal Court over its decision to pursue arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on charges of war crimes, Politico reported Tuesday.

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduced legislation earlier this month that would impose sanctions against the ICC and its employees who investigate or prosecute the U.S. or its allies.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan announced Monday that the charges against Netanyahu and Gallant include "causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies [and] deliberately targeting civilians in conflict."

While Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., both publicly rebuked the ICC, many rank and file Democrats "are all over the map" on where they stand, Politico reported, and Johnson and the GOP caucus are looking to force their position with a vote.

The House bill would revoke the visas of any ICC employee or associate who participates in investigating, prosecuting, or assisting in the investigation or prosecution of current or former U.S. soldiers or officials or the current or former officials or troops of any ally of the United States.

It also revokes the visas of all ICC employees, all persons acting on behalf of the ICC, and the immediate family members of those sanctioned for investigating U.S. and allied troops and officials.





 

Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson, a Newsmax writer and editor, has nearly three decades of experience covering news, culture and politics.

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