WH Slams Congress Members for Smiling, Applauding Bibi

Tuesday at the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest criticized what he believes was “theatrical” behavior of some Congress members in attendance at Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress this morning.

Earnest said, “I had an opportunity to see some parts of the speech and I know there were others who noticed that there seemed to be some members of Congress who sort of seemed to be smiling and laughing and applauding along, which certainly doesn’t seem to be an appropriate response to a speech on such a significant topic. Now I notice the prime minister certainly didn’t have that demeanor,  but I do think that it contributed to the theatrical aspects of today’s event.”

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