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Congress has right to hear Netanyahu
Congress has right to hear Netanyahu

In his commentary ("Boehner's unwise move," Jan. 28), Frederic B. Hill claims it was unwise for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress because it shows deference toward him before an Israeli election. I just checked with the U.S. Constitution, and Congress, as of this time, is still considered a separate branch of government and can do what it wants to in that regard. Approaching the age of 50, I have never heard mention of protocol, nor any other president saying a protocol was breached. I view the branches of government as families, not like husband and wife as Mr. Hill seems to indicate they...

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