Jewish congressmen ask Boehner to explain accusation of ‘misleading’ Netanyahu

WASHINGTON – Three Jewish Democratic lawmakers penned a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday insisting he answer accusations from Israeli officials that he misled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his invitation to address Congress.

The letter, written by Congressmen Steve Israel (D-New York), Ted Deutch (D-Florida) and Nita Lowey (D-New York), harshly criticizes Boehner’s moves as "partisan disregard of long-standing protocol."

Hill Democrats have expressed broad frustration over Boehner’s handling of the speech. Some plan on boycotting its delivery on March 3, though all three representatives who penned the letter plan to attend.


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