Biden Won't Attend Netanyahu's Speech to Congress

February 6, 2015 10:54 PM

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The political uproar over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address the U.S. Congress next month continues to smolder. On Friday, the office of Vice President Joe Biden said he was expected to be traveling abroad and would not attend the speech.

Biden, who as vice president also serves as president of the Senate, would normally attend a foreign leader's address to a joint session of Congress, seated prominently behind the visiting leader.

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