But his attitude toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has changed in recent years, and he spoke July 25 as someone who has earned a reputation as a leading congressional critic of Israel."
(Read our latest on McKinney, Johnson's predecessor, here.)
The editorial argues that if Johnson wants to receive votes from the pro-Israel community in the future, he’ll need to answer questions about what he was doing speaking at an event sponsored by a pro-Israeli-boycott group in the first place.
Meanwhile, Johnson’s apology tour continues. He met with the Atlanta chapter of the advocacy group the American Jewish Committee on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Jewish Times said it’s also meeting with Johnson in the days ahead.
Johnson faces Republican Victor Armendariz in November in the deep-blue 4th Congressional District.