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Mike Johnson aims to invite Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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House Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday said he’ll ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

“I would love to have him come and address a joint session of Congress. We’ll certainly extend that invitation,” Mr. Johnson said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

This comes after Mr. Netanyahu spoke virtually with Senate Republicans during lunch Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer denied the offer for fellow Democrats.

Mr. Johnson, Louisiana Republican, also said he has been invited by Mr. Netanyahu to speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem, and they’re “just trying to work out schedules on all this.”

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