Pelosi slams Netanyahu’s visit to Congress: ‘Absolutely not’

It’s taken Democrats less than a year to trash the special relationship between the U.S. and longtime Middle East ally Israel, all because they’re worried about the Muslim vote in Michigan.

Unless it involves Ukraine, President Joe Biden and his party have little use for diplomacy and their bullying hasn’t dented the resolve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one bit.

A matter of contention between Democrats and Bibi is that he refuses to call off the dogs in Gaza before the Hamas terrorist organization has been wiped out as a threat to the Jewish state, and he isn’t budging, guaranteeing that he’ll receive a rude welcome when he speaks to Congress next month.

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone so far as to suggest that Netanyahu isn’t welcome at all, going on CNN and saying that if it were up to her, she “absolutely” wouldn’t have extended the invitation, once again, setting a fine example for the antisemites in her caucus, of which there are plenty.

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“If you were still speaker, would you have invited him?” CNN anchor Dana Bash asked Pelosi who, like Biden, desperately needs a ceasefire to quell the voter revolt in Dearborn.

No. Absolutely not, absolutely not. I think that, I think this is wrong,” Pelosi responded. “Frankly, I didn’t approve of his being invited the last time, but the speaker, just on his own, invited him without consulting with the rest of the leadership,” she said.

“And he came and he criticized President Obama for the masterful work that he had done with the nuclear agreement regarding Iran to stop them from developing a nuclear weapon, and I thought it was completely inappropriate,” she added, still nursing a grudge from Netanyah’s address in 2015 when he slammed Obama’s legacy pact with the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.

“This is a bad deal — a very bad deal,” Netanyahu told a joint session of Congress in March 2015. “We’re better off without it.”

“I feel it’s very sad that he has been invited, but who knows by then – will he still be prime minister?” Pelosi asked, a remark that seems to signal that there will be a coup of some sort – or lawfare – that could topple Netanyahu as leader.

“The hostages are not free. The people of Gaza are suffering. We need to help them not have him stand in the way of that for such a long time, him being Benjamin Netanyahu,” she added. “I think it’s going to invite more of what we have seen in terms of discontent among our own people about what’s happening there. Let’s try to have a two-state solution to make peace in the region rather than coming to the Capitol to draw protesters.”

Pelosi’s fellow left-winger, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) openly called for a regime change in Israel earlier this year, a shocking remark from the top congressional Democrat.

Schumer toned it down this time.

“I have clear and profound disagreements with the Prime Minister, which I have voiced both privately and publicly and will continue to do so,” the Democrat leader said in a Thursday statement. “But because America’s relationship with Israel is ironclad and transcends one person or prime minister, I joined the request for him to speak.”

One Democrat senator, faux independent and barely closeted communist Bernie Sanders said that he plans to boycott Bibi’s address, saying that snubbing the Israeli leader “is a statement of whether or not you think somebody who has acted in such a horrific way deserves the honor of speaking to a joint session. That is an honor.”

Members of “The Squad” have been laying low so far but they’ve consistently expressed their contempt for Netanyahu and Israel.

Netanyahu is slated to address lawmakers on July 24.

Chris Donaldson

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