Appearing on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said that President Barack Obama was making a “huge mistake by dissing the prime minister of Israel,” because it “elevated” critiques of his foreign policy into the public eye. (VIDEO: Paul Ryan: Romney’s 2016 Decision Was A ‘Class Act,’ Put ‘Country First’)
RYAN: The president elevated this. I think the president made a huge mistake by dissing the prime minister of Israel, one of our greatest allies, by having Democrats boycott this. What he’s done is elevated the critique of his foreign policy to a level that people are now paying attention to his criticism. So I think the president made a huge mistake here.
Look, I’m one of the critics of the Obama foreign policy, and we should always want to hear from the closest allies about their views on things. We should be welcoming the prime minister of Israel here, no matter whether you’re going to be criticized for your foreign policy or not. I think the president made a huge mistake by making this a big show. It elevates the critique of his foreign policy which many of us have been making, Now, more people will hear that.