He’ll be conveniently traveling abroad…
Vice President Joe Biden won’t attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Iran next month, the vice president’s office confirmed to TPM Friday. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
Biden’s office said that the vice president, who ordinarily would sit alongside House Speaker John Boehner during a joint session of Congress, is expected to be traveling abroad.
“We are not ready to announce details of his trip yet, and normally our office wouldn’t announce this early,” the vice president’s office told TPM in an email, “but the planning process has been underway for a while.”
Boehner’s invitation for Netanyahu to speak, extended without consultation with the Obama administration, has been met with significant anger from Democrats.