WASHINGTON — After 52 members of his caucus voted against funding the Department of Homeland Security earlier today, thus making it easier for a few angry malcontents to travel to Syria to join ISIL, House Speaker John Boehner resigned, headed home to Cincinnati, and offered his seat in his suburban Cincinnati District to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will speak to a joint session of Congress at Boehner’s invitation on Tuesday. Boehner, grossly violating protocol by not consulting the White House about inviting Netanyahu, wants to make sure that Netanyahu is reelected next month.
“I like Washington,” Netanyahu explained to a solitary reporter. "Israel is pretty much the 51st State, and it gets way too hot in Jerusalem in the summer. I prefer the political climate of Washington, and I look forward to serving the House as its Speaker.”
Just before midnight, the House acceded to the Senate Bill, extending the funding for the Department of Homeland Security for another seven days.
Elsewhere, just outside the District Of Columbia, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, front-running GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, interrogated by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, said, in response to Hannity’s questions challenging him on his stance on immigration, that he will name Hannity as his running mate if he can bring CPAC with him.