Loebsack Statement on Netanyahu Speech

Written by Theresa Rose on March 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech. Loebsack watched the speech from his office.

“The strategic importance between Israel and the United States is as important as ever as we work towards the commonly held goal of ensuring Iran does not achieve nuclear weapons capability. Since being founded in 1948, Israel has been and remains one of our closest allies and the relationship has long been a bipartisan one. But after Speaker Boehner injected partisan politics into the debate, this speech became nothing more than a spectacle where attendance at the speech mattered more than what was actually said. It is my hope that we can now move beyond this speech and continue to move towards a deal with Iran that has strict verification mechanisms to ensure Iran does not get nuclear weapons capabilities.”