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February 20, 2015 1:27 pm

Democrats Ask Boehner to Delay Netanyahu Speech

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Speaker of the House John Boehner said he notified the White House of his decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only on the morning that he extended the invitation. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Breitbart – A group of House Democrats are calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress next month.

In a letter to Boehner, the Democrats — led by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) — cite concerns that the speech will undermine the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran and that the invitation was extended without input from the White House.

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