Fox News Actually Expresses Shock And Outrage Over Boehner And Netanyahu Undermining President Obama (VIDEO)

On Friday, the world watched in disbelief as Fox News actually defended the honor and office of President Obama in the wake of Speaker Boehner violating US protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak to Congress. In other news, pigs are flying.

During a segment on Fox, host Shepard Smith discussed the scandal with fellow host Chris Wallace, and both men were absolutely shocked and outraged by the actions of the top Republican in the House of Representatives.

On Wednesday, Boehner announced that he invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress. The problem is that Boehner did this without clearing the invitation with the White House, which is protocol.

“The protocol would suggest that the leader of one country would contact the leader of another country when he’s traveling there. This particular event seems to be a departure from that protocol,” said press secretary Josh Earnest.

Furthermore, Netanyahu is specifically going to speak to Congress in an effort to trash Obama’s foreign policy in a deliberate attempt to wreck US nuclear negotiations with Iran, negotiations which a majority of Americans support.

You see, President Obama wants to use diplomacy to ease tensions between Iran, Israel, and the United States. That means securing an agreement that prevents Iran from developing a nuclear weapon while allowing them to use nuclear power as another source of energy in the Middle Eastern nation. But Republicans are literally trying to sabotage these efforts by seeking more harsh sanctions against Iran, which would be seen an act of American aggression at a time when the State Department and White House are seeking mutual peace.

Since the announcement, Beohner and Republicans have felt a major backlash. But the last place they thought they’d receive outrage from, if at all, is Fox News. Well, that shipped sailed on Friday.

Shephard Smith began by reading a quote by former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. Indyk slammed Republicans for crossing the line and disrespecting the president. “Netanyahu is using the Republican Congress for a photo-op for his election campaign, and the Republicans are using Bibi for their campaign against Obama,” Indyk said. “Unfortunately, the U.S. relationship will take the hit. It would be far wiser for us to stay out of their politics and for them to stay out of ours.”

In response, Chris Wallace said he agreed “100 percent,” with the statement and proceeded to express his own disappointment with what Boehner and the Republicans did:

“And to make you get a sense of really how, forgive me, wicked, this whole thing is, the Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Tuesday, Ron Dermer. The ambassador, never mentioned the fact that Netanyahu was in negotiations and finally agreed to come to Washington, not to see the president, but to go to Capitol Hill, speak to a joint session of congress and criticize the president’s policy. I have to say I’m shocked.”

Shephard Smith for his part critized the Israeli government for apparently thinking that “we don’t pay attention and that we’re just a bunch of complete morons, the United States citizens, as if we wouldn’t pick up on what’s happening here.” Smith also suggested that Netanyahu may end up backing out of the invitation because of the level of outrage being expressed in Israel and in America.

Wallace called the breach of protocol “a deliberate and pretty egregious snub” that smacks of “dicey politics.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

This is a serious breach of protocol that is blatantly disrespectful toward President Obama. It’s entirely unprecedented for a member of Congress to invite a foreign leader to address the legislative branch without seeking authorization or getting cooperation from the executive. Can you imagine how outraged Republicans would have been had the Democratic Speaker of the House stabbed President Reagan in the back by inviting a foreign leader to speak before Congress without his blessing in a deliberate effort to stop nuclear talks with Gorbachev? They’d be calling for treason charges.

And quite frankly, Republicans are guilty of breaking multiple US laws by inviting a foreign leader to speak to Congress to undermine their own president.

First, we could be talking about treason, but that won’t be as easy to prosecute. However, a law passed in 1799 known as the Logan Act made it illegal for any unauthorized American citizen to negotiate with foreign leaders. That power belongs with the executive branch. That law is still in effect today, which means Boehner and the Republicans are breaking a law established by our own Founding Fathers. Boehner’s treachery also comes three weeks after Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pledged allegiance to Netanyahu during a trip to Israel.

And if you thought this incident couldn’t get more outrageous, consider this. In November, House Republicans seriously considered banning President Obama from delivering his State of the Union Address. In other words, they were going to ban their own president from speaking, but are absolutely giddy about Netanyahu delivering a speech of his own. It’s like Republicans believe Netanyahu is the real President of the United States.

This proves once and for all that Republicans have zero allegiance to this nation. Instead of supporting President Obama and his foreign policy, Republicans have chosen to follow a foreign leader instead and are actively conspiring with him to sabotage their own leader. Honestly, that is treason. Every last Republican who allows Netanyahu to speak in March should be tried for treason or at the very least, they should be forced to resign or be impeached. They are literally endangering crucial diplomatic talks that could bring about peace and do the very thing that the GOP and Israelis want the most: prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. But it sounds like what Republicans and Israelis want is to spark a full scale war.

The White House has already promised that there will be a price to pay for the utter lack of disrespect shown by Netanyahu. Ring of Fire reports that an unnamed senior White House official said,

“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.”

Perhaps that price should be the loss of the $3 billion worth of military aid Israel receives each year from the United States. That should send a pretty strong message.

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