Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech to CongressKim Chipman
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is 1st U.S. senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate to stake position against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March 3 speech to U.S. Congress, Bloomberg’s David Weigel reports.
- Sanders said during Q&A at Brookings Institution event in Washington that he would skip Netanyahu’s speech
- “I’m not going. I may watch it on TV”
- Sanders says he’s insulted by Republicans attempting to go around White House with the invitation
- NOTE: Sanders has worked on a kibbutz in Israel and has defended the Jewish state
- NOTE: Last week, Vice President Biden’s office said a scheduling conflict would keep him away from speech
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