Insulting and condescending.
That is how House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., described Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress Wednesday morning that outlined the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and the need for a deal that includes tougher conditions than the one the Obama administration is currently negotiating.
"I was near tears throughout the prime minister's speech," Pelosi said when Netanyahu's remarks concluded. "Saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the [permanent member nations of the U.N. Security Council], and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation."
Dozens of Democrats skipped Netanyahu's remarks out of solidarity with the Obama administration, which in a breach of protocol, was not consulted by House Speaker John Boehner when he extended the invitation earlier this year.