Boehner: I Invited Netanyahu To Address Congress Without Consulting Obama

‘I did not consult with the White House. The Congress can make this decision on its own’

"Another priority is protecting the United States and our allies overseas, and that's why I've invited the Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint session of Congress on the grave threats of radical Islam and the threat that Iran poses to not only the Middle East, but frankly, to the world. America and Israel have always stood together. We have a shared cause and we have common ideals. And now we must rise to that moment once again ... 

I did not consult with the White House. The Congress can make this decision on its own. I don't believe I am poking anyone in the eye. There is serious threat that exists in the world, and the president last night kind of papered over it. And the fact is, there needs to be a more serious conversation in America about how serious the threat is from radical Islamic jihadists and the threat posed by Iran."

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