“It’s a very good idea, but strike the right tone,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). “Do not utter Barack Obama’s name with regard to policy in Israel. He can go there and reiterate his record, build some confidence in the Israeli people and send a message to Americans [about] what kind of a relationship he would have and what kind of policy he would have towards Israel.”

“It’s not just a political thing, it’s the right thing to do,” said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.). “I think the most important title the president has is commander-in-chief and you need to be able to go out there to some of those critical areas.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that while he knows “the schedule is tight” for Romney, a trip would “absolutely” be a good idea.