Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told CBS’ John Dickerson on Sunday’s Face the Nation that she will attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, but she will not “jump up and down” like everyone else at the speech.
DICKERSON: “Let me ask you now about Israel and the prime minister’s visit. You’re going to attend the speech?”
FEINSTEIN: “Yes, I am going to attend.”
DICKERSON: “Is that a provisional view, or are you absolutely going to attend?”
FEINSTEIN: |Well, I’m going to go. I’m going to listen quite respectfully. I’m not going to jump up and down, which is likely to be the posture in that room. I am very concerned by that speech. I went to the speech in 2011. I didn’t believe it was helpful then, and I don’t believe it’s going to be helpful now. I hope that the prime minister will address what he believes will happen if there is not an agreement or if there is an agreement between the other nations, including the big powers, Russia, China, U.K., France, Germany, and it’s just United States that is doing this. What happens then to sanctions, if we were to put on additional sanctions, and the rest of the nations would not abide by them?”