Dem boycott of Netanyahu gains

February 6, 2015 4:02 AM

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WASHINGTON The head of the Congressional Black Caucus said Thursday he’ll boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled address to a joint session of Congress next month, joining a small band of Democrats skipping the event that could include Vice President Joe Biden.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu – without coordinating with Obama – undermines the office of the president.

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