Scott Brown on how admin is harming relationship with Israel

This is a rush transcript from "Your World," March 2, 2015. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: Today, we are no longer silent. Today, we have a voice.


NETANYAHU: And tomorrow, tomorrow, as prime minister of the one and only Jewish state, I plan to use that voice.



NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Ahead of Bibi's big show tomorrow, counting all the no- shows today.

It's unusual for a head of state to address Congress, but it's even more unusual four so many to send their regrets when he does. But this is Benjamin Netanyahu, and 33 Democratic lawmakers have already done so, at least four in the Senate, 29 in the House. They join Vice President Joe Biden, who will be in South America, Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in Geneva, even the president of the United States, who won't even meet with the guy, and he is here.

To Scott Brown on what the heck is going on here.

Senator, what do you make of all this?

SCOTT BROWN, R-FORMER U.S. SENATOR: Well, I think it's clear that the administration once again is not helping in its relationship with Israel.

The relationship has been the worst since the creation of the state of Israel, and you have a situation right now where the prime minister, there's no better qualified person in the world to understand the challenges of defending against trying to be wiped off the face of the earth and also dealing with the deceit and lies of the country of Iran.

Here we are. We're going -- more and more deadlines, so-called, are being passed on and passed over, with the administration not holding Iran to the fire. And I think it's good that he comes. And I think it's embarrassing, a complete show of disrespect that we have once again a lower-level person attending, very similar to what happened in France on that march, that terrorist march.

CAVUTO: You know who I admire in this, Senator, is Chuck Schumer. I can't believe I'm saying this, but his point was, yes, protocol was violated, it was the wrong way to go about this, but a head of state, our only friend in the Middle East, is speaking to Congress tomorrow. You go there. You show up there.

What do you think of that?

BROWN: Well, I'm not a big Chuck Schumer fan, but I agree with him in this instance, in that he is one of our greatest ally, if not the greatest ally in that region.

Then you couple it with the fact that they are consistently -- listen, Neil, I have been to Israel. I have been to Sderot, where you have the rockets and missiles lined up in the -- the bunker for the child care facilities underground and you have missiles lobbed at a town and at citizens who are just trying to live their life.

You have a leader who is trying to make sure that they don't get wiped off the face of the earth. So here we are having him convey a message to the American people, to Congress in particular, hey, listen, if you're going to cut a deal with Iran, let us tell you what it's really like living right there, under the shadow of their deceit and lies.

So, please, listen to us. And I think it's completely disrespectful not to show up.

CAVUTO: You know, the White House has argued that what Netanyahu is doing -- and they know he feels very strongly about this -- is that he is spoiling a chance for the administration to craft a deal that will in the end protect Israel.

The Israelis are coming back and saying, well, that deal of yours is not going to cut it, is not going to do it.

How do you think the way the administration is explaining this is working?

BROWN: Well, you see what is happening with Cuba. You see what is happening with Ukraine, with Russia, with Syria. There's a lack of trust by our allies.

And he is our strongest ally, obviously, in that region. Our foes don't fear us. Our allies don't trust us. And the fact that you have the president cutting a deal with Iran, and yet you continuously give them extension after extension after extension, and not holding their feet to the fire, it's kind of the same old, same old. The doggie and pony show that members of Congress and the American people and our leaders throughout the world are deeply concerned about.

CAVUTO: Scott Brown, thank you very much, always speaking your mind. I appreciate that.

BROWN: Good to -- good to see you and hear you too, Neil. Thank you.

CAVUTO: All right.

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