Skip to comments.Senate Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America
Posted on 02/27/2015 4:15:10 PM PST by Kaslin
No Senate Democrats block measure backing Bibis speech
The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress.
Critics of the Obama administration view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahus address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
No Senate Democrats sponsored the measure, which attracted 50 Republican cosponsors. However, none attempted to block its passage, signaling that support for Israel and Netanyahus message has outweighed a pressure campaign by the Obama administration to sabotage the address.
The Senate warmly welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his visit to the United States, which provides a timely opportunity to reinforce the United State-Israel relationship, the resolution states.
Congress eagerly awaits the address of Prime Minister Netanyahu before a joint meeting of the United States Congress, it continues.
The lawmakers go on to reaffirm their commitment to stand with Israel during times of uncertainty and vow to strongly support Israels right to defend itself from threats to its very survival, according to the measure.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), the chief sponsor of the resolution, said in a statement that the United States must be vocal about its support for the Jewish state as the Obama administration works toward a final deal with Iran that critics argue would permit it to retain the most controversial aspects of its nuclear infrastructure.
During this time of such great instability and danger in the Middle East, the United States should be unequivocal about our commitment to one of our closest and most important allies, Cornyn said. I hope all my colleagues will join me in welcoming Prime Minister Netanyahu to Washington so we can continue to work together to advance our common security interests.
WOW! There were reports that the IslamoNazi=in-Chief was trying to organize a mass boycott of this invited guest’s appearance.
This is good news. America has been embarrassed more than ENOUGH already by O’s antics in this (and many other) respects.
At the very least, when we invite a friend to visit our administration should not be hurling insults at him! WTF!?
Yes, it’s very good news. Obama is beside himself. This is a slap in his face.
Superduper! (Even Muslims are taught to grant courteous hospitality to invited guests....you’d think he’d have gritted his teeth and smiled his way through Bibi’s speech, which can’t last more than an hour or so at any event)
thanks for the good news
Ha! In your face big ears!
Although a kick in his behind would be much better
The Obama mind at work: Now how can I get a DHS shutdown to deny Netanyahu’s plane landing rights, and then blame the Republican’s for the cancellation?
Eventually Obama is going to be humiliated like no one has been humiliated before.
Tyrants never have good endings.
This is good, but also incredibly hypocritical when 5 Senate Dems have gone on record already saying they will boycott the speech!
Boehner’s also just invited the Afghan president to speak.
“”view the unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats””
And just what exactly is wrong with a rebuke to the WH and the democrats? Are they breaking some law?
Obama is melting...melting...like the Wicked Witch of the West after water was poured on her.
It’s amazing that in this age of partisanship, when the Senate can barely agree to pass a resolution unanimously honoring National Girl Scout Week, all 100 Senators have stood up to support Israel.
Well, no, it doesn’t mean 100 senators voted in favor. I have not seen the vote totals (how many abstained?) or even whether it was just a voice vote with no one shouting opposition.
I’m not celebrating. Democrats are always up to no good.
Did you look at the date of your link?
So does this mean that the senate dems are just a little anti-Semitic?
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They had to vote for this, it was political theater
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