Honda, Swalwell attended Netanyahu speech; Lee declined

Rep. Eric Swalwell with Israeli P.M. Benjamin 
Netanyahu last year.

CONGRESS | Earlier on, Rep. Mike Honda sounded like he would be on the 50 or more members of Congress who would skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill.

Honda said last week that he disagreed with Netanyahu’s opposition to ongoing nuclear disarmament talks between the U.S. and Iran, among other reasons. Honda, though, attended the speech, as did Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Three members of the Bay Area congressional delegation, Reps. Barbara Lee, Jerry McNerney and Zoe Lofgren, were among the 56 members of the House and 9 members of the U.S. Senate who did not attend Netanyahu’s address which criticized the Obama administration’s stance toward nuclear arms negotiations with Iran.

Neither Honda or Swalwell have made any public comments since the speech earlier today. However, Lee weighed-in with a tweet from her campaign Twitter account.

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