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Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, January 30 2015 Jan 30, 2015 January 30, 2015 12:01 PM January 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel - an archenemy of Iran - to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.

Asked if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be well-advised to speak somewhere other than a joint meeting of Congress, Pelosi said Friday in Philadelphia that "the opportunities are great," and noted he often appears on U.S. Sunday talk shows.

Netanyahu has been calling leading Democrats, including Pelosi, in hopes of blunting their opposition to the invitation he got from House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress March 3.

Asked if most House Democrats would attend a Netanyahu speech to Congress, Pelosi said: "I don't know."

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