Bernie Sanders Is Skipping Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

Introducing the first U.S. senator, and the first potential Democratic presidential candidate, to stake a position against the Netanyahu speech.

In a Q&A at the Brookings Institution, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said that he would skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden's office had announced a scheduling conflict that would keep him away from the speech. Sanders had no such conflict: He was insulted by the end-run Republicans had done around the White House.

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