House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that "as one who values the U.S.-Israel relationship and loves Israel," she was "near tears" throughout the speech because of Netanyahu's rhetoric. She was "saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation."
Worse than beheading people?....Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., agreed with Pelosi's remarks, telling reporters Tuesday afternoon that Netanyahu's tone throughout the speech was "condescending," as if Congress and the Obama administration are not aware of the dangers posed by a nuclear Iran. The speech, Yarmuth said, "was straight out of Dick Cheney's playbook" and "fear-mongering at its ultimate."