The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ohio Republican John Boehner, has issued an invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on March 3. According to his own account, Boehner did so in coordination with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu has drawn criticism, bafflement, and outrage from across the political spectrum – in the U.S., in Israel and around the world. This invitation was made without coordinating with the White House, in violation of protocol – and much more than that.
If you have not already take action to contact your member of Congress to protest this inappropriate and irresponsible invitation, do so today. If you have already taken action, do so again!
Click here to contact Speaker Boehner urging him to rescind his invitation to Netanyahu and reschedule the speech – by Netanyahu or whoever the next Israeli prime minister may be – for a future date. Even if you’re not a constituent, as Speaker of the House, it is critical that Boehner understand that Americans everywhere object to his action.