Three House Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu speech

February 6, 2015 5:25 AM

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Three House Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu speech

Three prominent House Democrats said Thursday that they would not attend a scheduled address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, while the chamber's top Democrat told reporters that she wished the joint meeting would not take place.

Reps. John Lewis of Georgia, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon said they would skip the March 3 speech, which is expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program amid negotiations involving the U.S., five other global powers, and Tehran. Netanyahu was invited to address Con...

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