Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) on Tuesday bashed the “fear-mongering tactics” in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
Yarmuth, who did not attend the speech, said on Fox News that it was inappropriate for Netanyahu to deliver a speech “aimed at his own political dilemma” and one that raised fears about Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
“What I objected to was the fact that he pulled out the Dick Cheney playbook and made statements that are unsupportable,” he said.
The congressman criticized Netanyahu for claiming that the nuclear deal the U.S. is currently negotiating with Iran “would pave the way to a bomb and nuclear war is inevitable.”
“They are, again, fear-mongering tactics that don’t advance the dialogue. And I knew he would do that, and I objected to the the speech,” Yarmuth said.