Schumer defended congressional to invite Netanyahu

The New York Times

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clarified his choice to join House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., in extending an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the move prompted backlash by progressive Democrats.
“I have clear and profound disagreements with the Prime Minister, which I have voiced both privately and publicly and will continue to do so,” Schumer prefaced in a statement late Thursday night.
“But because America‚Äôs relationship with Israel is ironclad and transcends one person or prime minister, I joined the request for him to speak,” he said.
The Israeli leader will deliver remarks to the lawmakers on July 24, ahead of the August recess.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested she may not go either, recently saying, “I certainly do not approve of it, potentially may not attend.”
The majority leader called on Israel to hold new elections earlier this year, specifically urging the country to replace Netanyahu as its prime minister.
At the time, Schumer claimed the Israeli leader had “lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel.”

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Democrats’ Chuck Schumer is the majority leader in the Senate. Y. revealed why he decided to work with Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson. after the action sparked criticism from progressive Democrats, in sending an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I have expressed my severe and unwavering differences with the Prime Minister in both private and public settings, and I will persist in doing so,” Schumer began in a statement released late on Thursday evening.

“Nevertheless, I supported the call for him to speak because America’s relationship with Israel is unbreakable and transcends one individual or prime minister,” he remarked.

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The announcement of the date for Netanyahu’s joint address to Congress preceded the statement made by the majority leader. Before the August break, the Israeli prime minister will address the legislature on July 24.

“I am very moved to have the privilege of representing Israel before both Houses of Congress and to present the truth about our just war against those who seek to destroy us to the representatives of the American people and the entire world,” Netanyahu said upon accepting the invitation. “.

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Progressive lawmakers voiced their disapproval of Netanyahu’s speech before Schumer issued his clarification, with some even announcing that they would not be attending.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to address a joint meeting of the US Congress by leaders of both parties is a very sad day for our nation, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. declared recently, denouncing Netanyahu as a “war criminal.”. ****.

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Last month, warrants were requested by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu, as well as for Hamas. It was suggested by the body that all parties had engaged in “war crimes.”. Republicans and Democrats alike have harshly criticized the ICC ruling, including President Biden.

Sanders announced he would not be going to the speech.

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Representative… stated, “I will take part in any advocacy efforts to encourage Netanyahu and Hamas to agree to a ceasefire. I do not intend to attend.”. Congressman Greg Casar (D-Texas) said to Fox News Digital.

Rep. Democratic National Assembly member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You Y. suggested she might not go either, saying most recently, “I might not attend; I certainly do not approve of it.”. ****.

When asked if Schumer’s statement was a direct response to irate progressives, his office remained silent.

Earlier this year, the leader of the majority urged Israel to hold fresh elections and asked that Netanyahu be replaced as prime minister. At the time, Schumer asserted that the Israeli prime minister had “lost his way by letting his political survival take precedence over Israel’s security.”. “.

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