WASHINGTON — Relishing the opportunity to embarrass President Obama and drive a wedge between Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats, Congressional Republicans caucused last night after raucously applauding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress. A solitary reporter inexplicably managed to gain entrance into the cabal.
The secret meeting was led by House Speaker John Boehner, who invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the White House, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The primary political agenda of both leaders has been to drive Mr. Obama from office, rather than to serve the people.
The meeting, which lasted only 30 minutes, resulted in an invitation from all congressional Republicans to nominate Netanyahu to run against Hillary in 2016.
Leaving the meeting, Netanyahu announced to two stunned nations — the United States and Israel — that he has accepted the nomination.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus immediately canceled the GOP’s convention in Cleveland.
All the previous GOP presidential candidates canceled their plans to campaign for the nomination.
From her private email account, Hillary Clinton tweeted her millions of supporters that she is redoubling her efforts to become the USA’s first woman president.
“Netanyahu came here to campaign,” Clinton said, “so I’ll campaign in Israel, where a lot of Americans live.”
Cleveland’s mayor, Frank Jackson, a Democrat, told Clinton that he will campaign vigorously for her, while telling reporters that he will immediately sue the Republican National Committee for breach of contract.
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