[Ed. – Ah, Democrats. They’ll go. They’ll posture in a ridiculous and embarrassing manner first.]
There will be no “boycott” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress next month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
But while she downplayed reports of an organized protest, she suggested some lawmakers might just be too busy to attend. And at least two Democrats have already decided they won’t be on hand.
“I don’t think anybody should use the word ‘boycott,'” Pelosi said in her weekly press conference. “When these heads of state come, people are here doing their work, they’re trying to pass legislation, they’re meeting with their constituents and the rest. It’s not a high-priority item for them.” …
If the House floor is replete with empty seats, Pelosi said, it will be due to run-of-the-mill scheduling conflicts, not bad blood with Israel. “Things happen in people’s schedule,” she said. “You just never know.”