House Dem Compares Netanyahu's Speech to a Child at Disneyland
Some Democrats angrily sounded off after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress.
Many declined to attend and expressed the opinion that Netanyahu's address and the invitation itself by House Speaker John Boehner was disrespectful to the president.
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) called Netanyahu "condescending" for making it sound like the United States doesn't understand the threat of a nuclear Iran. He then likened Netanyahu to a child at Disneyland, saying the prime minister was not being realistic about the negotiations between the West and Tehran.
"It was like the child who says, 'I want to go to Disneyland every day, eat ice cream and drink Coca-Cola every day, and not go to school.' That would be a nice life for a child," he said, arguing that Netanyahu wants an "ideal" solution.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she was "near tears" listening to Netanyahu's speech, calling it an "insult to the intelligence of the United States."
Martha MacCallum got some reaction this morning from Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who attended the address and has the opposite view from his Democratic colleagues.
"I don't know how you compare any of this to Disneyland," said MacCallum, asking Israel for his reaction to these remarks.
Israel said each member of Congress has their own individual views and said almost every Democrat approved giving Israel $250 million for its Iron Dome missile shield.
"What counts is not what we say in response to a speech, but how we vote. ... On that critical military and intel support, we are there and we have never wavered," said Israel, who described himself as "skeptical" of the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
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