Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Monday that he would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month.
Multiple reporters who attended a speech given by Sanders, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, at a Brookings Institution event shared his comments.
Sanders on Netanyahu speech: “I am not going.” #SandersAtBrookings
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) February 9, 2015
At Brookings, Bernie Sanders says he’s not going to the Netanyahu address to Congress.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) February 9, 2015
Sen. Sanders tells #SandersAtBrookings crowd that he will not be attending Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, may watch on TV
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) February 9, 2015
Three House Democrats have said they also won’t attend Netanyahu’s speech on Iran, which House Speaker John Boehner invited him to make without consulting the White House, and dozens of others are reportedly considering a boycott.