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Democrat Reid not consulted on Netanyahu address to U.S. Congress
January 22, 2015 / 6:16 PM / 3 years ago

Democrat Reid not consulted on Netanyahu address to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that Republican congressional leaders did not consult him on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, but would welcome the speech.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) holds a news conference in his office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“I wasn’t consulted,” Reid told reporters in his first public appearance since suffering an eye injury in an exercise accident early this month.

“I have a good relationship with Netanyahu,” Reid said. “He called me as a matter of fact about my injury, which I appreciated. But you know, he’s a leader of a country, he’s going to come give a speech to a joint session of Congress. We’ll listen to what he has to say.”

Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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