House Democrats displeased by Netanyahu joint session address: ‘This is a terrible time’

House Democrats are displeased that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to the United States to deliver an address at a joint session of Congress, with some arguing it is a bad time for him to come while a ceasefire is on the table.

Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle invited Netanyahu on Friday last week to Capitol Hill, a move that is already sowing divisions between Republicans and Democrats and within the Democratic conference itself.

Rep. Becca Balint (D-VT) disagreed with leadership that Netanyahu should address Congress so soon after President Joe Biden announced the newest ceasefire proposal in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

“I still feel like this is a terrible time for him to come,” Balint told the Washington Examiner. “We have this ceasefire on the table.
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