House Speaker John Boehner says don't blame him for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress and interfere with our ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. It's all Obama's fault.
March 29, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner says don't blame him for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress and interfere with our ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. It's all Obama's fault.

When Bash asked Boehner is he "might have a role in repairing the rift now" since he's planning a trip to Israel, Boehner actually had the nerve to pretend he wants to help improve the relationship.

BOEHNER: I'm the most open and transparent guy in this town and I'm going to be myself and if there's anything I can do to repair it, I'd be happy to do it.

How about stay out of it instead of making things worse?

Here's more from The Guardian: Boehner: Iran has 'no intention' of keeping its word on nuclear deal :

Iran has “no intention” of keeping its word on an agreement being negotiated in Switzerland over its nuclear programme, House speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. [...]

Speaking on CNN, Boehner said he had serious doubts about the talks.

“We’ve got a regime that’s never quite kept their word about anything,” he said. “I just don’t understand why we would sign an agreement with a group of people who have no intention of keeping their word.”

If there was no agreement, Boehner said he would move “very” quickly to impose new sanctions on Iran.

“The sanctions are going to come and they are going to come quickly,” he said.

Boehner deepened a rift with President Barack Obama when he invited Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this month without first informing the White House. The invite strained Obama’s already awkward relationship with the Israeli premier.

“I think the animosity exhibited by this administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible,” said Boehner. “And I think the pressure they have put on him over the past four or five years frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up.”

Boehner said Netanyahu had clearly highlighted the threat he said Iran’s nuclear programme represents, “not only to the Middle East but to the rest of the world”.

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