Pelosi Was ‘Near Tears’ Throughout Netanyahu Speech

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Mark Regev, Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, read aloud House minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) emotional statement following the Prime Minister’s address to a joint session of Congress.

Host Mitchell read Pelosi’s statement, “I was near tears throughout the prime minister’s speech, saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States, saddened by the knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.”

Regev replied, “I want to say the following. I urge everyone to read the transcript of the speech. He said this issue should not be a partisan issue. This should unite us and not divide us. The Iranian regime with nuclear weapons is a danger to us all. The Iranians today are building intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Pentagon says so. They are not building those missiles for Israel because they’ve got missiles that can target Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. They are building those to reach targets well beyond the horizon, targets like North America, targets like the United States of America. Now, no one in the history of the world has built an ICBM for a conventional warhead. No one puts TNT on an ICBM. The Iranian missile, the Iranian nuclear program, these threaten us all.”

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