But in a post-election rant, she labeled the party “divisive” and said that she now identified as an independent.
For Israel, would a Hillary Clinton administration continue the tone set by Barack Obama? Or would she be a much warmer and closer friend to the Jewish state? It depends who and what you want to listen to at this Democratic convention
Linda Lingle, the former governor of Hawaii, criticized the Democratic Party’s stance on Israel and scarcely mentioned Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to increase its activities against any boycott of Israel.
Democrats in Congress said on Wednesday they were warming to the nuclear agreement with Iran, and Vice President Joe Biden, sent to Capitol Hill to pitch the deal, said he was optimistic it would not be blocked by the majority Republicans who oppose it.
Jewish Democrats demanded an apology from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for saying many American Jews are “Democrats first and Jews second.”
At least five more black lawmakers said they would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address.
Senator Robert Menendez, co-sponsor of legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, said on Tuesday he and other Democratic senators would not back passage of the bill until after March 24 and only if there is no framework agreement with Tehran.
Fuming Democrats accused Republicans on Thursday of breaking protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting them, challenging Israel’s assertion that the invitation was extended by both U.S. political parties.
Stepping down after nearly 40 years in Congress, Henry Waxman will also be leaving behind his unofficial title — dean of Jewish congressional Democrats.