Schumer Signed Invite For Netanyahu To Speak To Congress

Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has finally given in to the idea of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a joint session of Congress. As announced by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), the Senate leader signed onto a letter inviting Netanyahu for the speech.

Johnson revealed the news during an interview on The Morning Show with Mike and McCarty on 710 Keel, where he revealed that he gave Schumer an ultimatum last week after months of “dithering” around over the prospect of Netanyahu delivering a speech to Congressmembers.

“I called his bluff last week and said I would invite Netanyahu myself and just skip over him and send individual invitations to senators to join us if they wished. And all of them would, I’m sure, except for a handful. And so finally he relented,” Johnson said.

According to Johnson, Schumer faced “public pressure and agreed to co-sign a letter so that invitation is going out.”

The session would be held soon, as Johnson pointed out.

The speaker also used his appearance on the radio show to highlight how “important and historic” it is for Netanyahu to set things straight regarding the war between Israel and Hamas and give Congress a “bird’s eye view” of the true events.

“I’m a big supporter of Israel, as everybody knows, because I think we have many reasons and obligations to do that. But Chuck Schumer has been trying to play both sides,” Johnson stated.

“I mean, the Biden administration not only has projected weakness on the world stage and gotten us into all these hot wars, but they’ve also been trying to appease Iran and criticize Israel. Schumer was trying to play politics with it,” he added.

Schumer’s opposition to Netanyahu is not hidden, as he called him an obstacle to peace in March when he called for new elections in Israel.

“Israel cannot survive if it becomes a pariah. Prime Minister Netanyahu has also weakened Israel’s political and moral fabric through his attempts to co-opt the judiciary, and he has shown zero interest in doing the courageous and visionary work required to pave the way for peace – even before this present conflict,” he stated, adding that the Jewish nation’s standing in the international community is suffering under Netanyahu’s leadership.

“Five months into this conflict, it is clear that Israelis need to take stock of the situation and ask, ‘Must we change course?’ At this critical juncture, I believe a new election is the only way to allow for a healthy and open decision-making process about the future of Israel at a time when so many Israelis have lost their confidence in the vision and direction of their government,” he continued.

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