GOP Representative: Obama Is Using Final Two Years to “Get Back at Israel” (Audio)
Several Democrats are boycotting the speech at the request of the Obama administration.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accused Barack Obama this week of using his final two years in office to “get back at Israel.”
Talking Points Memo reported:
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Wednesday accused President Barack Obama of using his final years in office to “get back at Israel” as part of an effort to fulfill “all of his liberal fantasies,” according to BuzzFeed.
“I think he has two years to go, and he’s right now sort of fulfilling all of his liberal fantasies,” King said during an interview on “The John Gambling Show” on Hackensack, N.J. radio station WNYM. “And whether it’s closing Guantanamo, whether it’s talking about global warming, implying that those of us who are concerned about terrorism are exaggerating it for some partisan purpose, whether he can finally get back at Israel for the fact that they never accepted his apology tour to Iran and the Arab countries back in 2009 — he’s doing it.”
“And he’s basically saying ‘to hell with everybody else,’” King added.
King also condemned Democratic lawmakers who have threatened to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech before Congress.