Boehner: Unprecedented Demand for Bibi Speech Tix

House Speaker says White House has worsened relations with Israel in the last 5-6 weeks.

Gil Ronen,

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner
Reuters

House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that there is unprecedented demand for seats in the House for Binyamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday.

"I've never seen anything like it,” he said on CBS's Face the Nation. “Everybody wants to be there.”

"What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what our trusted ally has to say.”

Support for Israel continues to be bipartisan, he stressed, and Democratic support for the Jewish state has not receded. "Really," he added, "the only conflict here is between the White House and Israel."




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