Boehner: ‘Animosity’ Obama Shows Towards Netanyahu Is ‘Reprehensible’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said the “animosity” the Obama administration shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “reprehensible.” (VIDEO: Krauthammer: Obama Has ‘Henchmen’ Waging ‘Incredibly Hostile Campaign’ Against Israel)

HOST DANA BASH: The White House doesn’t believe the Prime Minister. Can you blame the White House and the president for not believing what he’s saying on where his position is on this?

BOEHNER: I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible. And I think that the pressure that they’ve put on him over the last four or five years have, frankly, pushed him to the point where he had to speak up. I don’t blame him at all for speaking up.

BASH: But a lot of people blame you for the rift being much deeper because you invited the prime minister here to speak. There was already trouble. You fueled that fire.

BOEHNER: I have one goal. That goal is to make sure that the American people heard and the Congress heard about the serious threat that Iran poses not only to the Middle East, but for the rest of the world including the United States. There’s nobody going to talk more clearly about this. The president doesn’t want to talk about it, doesn’t want to talk about the threat of radical Islam and the fact that he has no strategy to deal with it.

And when you begin to see all these leaks that probably came out of the White House in terms of what the Iranian deal was starting to shape up to be, there’s a lot of concern in Congress on a bipartisan basis. I’m glad that he was here, and frankly the speech that he gave was the clearest speech I’ve heard in 25 years about the real threats that face our country.

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