House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.
About 57 Democratic Senators and Representatives boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his address to Congress that Israel and the United States must stand together to stop Iran.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says “every country” in the Middle East will go nuclear if the U.S. makes a nuclear deal with Iran.
Israel’s leader insists the alliance between his country and the United States is “stronger than ever.”
Letter chides the Speaker for “using a foreign leader as a political tool against the President.”
Most Americans say it was inappropriate for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the U.S. Congress, but a majority also believe President Barack Obama should still meet the Israeli leader.
The Senate’s most senior lawmaker said Tuesday he will skip the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress next month on Iran, calling the invitation by Republicans without White House consultation a “tawdry and high-handed stunt.”
Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress early next month, arguing that President Barack Obama should have been consulted before the invitation was extended.
Two prominent House Democrats said Thursday they will skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month, saying they disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite the Israeli leader without consulting the White House.