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Boehner: Didn’t Want White House Screwing up Netanyahu Invitation with Their ‘Animosity’

House speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke to Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace Sunday morning about what Wallace characterized as the GOP’s majority’s slow start in Congress and his controversial invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which was considered a breach of protocol by Democrats.

“I wanted to make sure there was no interference,” Boehner said. “There’s no secret here in Washington about the animosity that this White House has for Prime Minister Netanyahu. I frankly didn’t want them getting in the way and quashing what I thought was a real opportunity.”

“I’m glad that he’s coming, and I’m looking forward to what he has to say,” Boehner said.

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Wallace also asked about Obama’s proposed authorization for use of military force, which has drawn critiques for being both too broad and too limited.

“The president is asking for less authority than he has today under previous authorizations; I don’t think that’s smart,” Boehner said. “We need to have a robust authorization. I don’t believe what the president sent here gives him the flexibility or the authority to take on this enemy and win.”

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

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