In an exclusive interview with CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning, California Senator Dianne Feinstein had some harsh words for Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu is en route to the U.S., where he is slated to address Congress and meet with congressional leadership to lobby against the proposed Iran nuclear deal between the U.S. and its allies.
Before boarding his flight from Jerusalem to the U.S., Netanyahu addressed some reporters on the tarmac:
“My responsibility is to worry not only about the state of Israel, but also the future of the Jewish people. For that reason, we are strongly opposed to the agreement being formulated between the world powers and Iran that could endanger Israel's very existence.”
Feinstein confirmed that she would attend Netanyahu's speech, but said that Netanyahu doesn't speak for all Jews (like herself), and even called Netanyahu's comments “arrogant:”
“He doesn't speak for me on this. I think it's a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit Israel, candidly.”
President Obama and the White House are not happy about John Boehner personally inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress.
None of the administration is slated to meet with Netanyahu, and the White House even called his visit “destructive.”