More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

February 11, 2015 12:05 AM

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As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without telling the White House. The Israeli leader is scheduled to speak next month, about two weeks before Israel's elections on March 17.

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