Following on from Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio, Republican Senator and former Presidential hopeful John McCain joined in in the Senatorial onslaught on President Obama’s petty vindictiveness against Binyamin Netanyahu in the wake of his win in the Israeli elections:
John McCain slammed President Obama on Israel on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, telling the president to “get over your temper tantrum” with Benjamin Netanyahu because “the least of your problems is what Bibi Netanyahu said during an electioncampaign.”
In an interview released yesterday, Obama said that some of Netanyahu’s pre-election rhetoric was unhelpful and contrary to Israel’s ideals, referring to Netanyahu’s pre-election opposition to a two-state solution and his comments about Arab voters turning out “in droves.”
Gloria Borger asked McCain if Obama has good reason to be annoyed with Netanyahu for rejecting what the U.S. has been working for. McCain responded, “Bibi’s rhetoric concerning an election campaign pales in comparison as to the threat, the direct threat to the United States of America of ISIS.”
Regarding Netanyahu’s statements themselves, McCain simply rolled his eyes and said “politicians make statements.” He suggested that Obama is either letting his personal feelings get in the way of sound policy or he’s “delusional.”
Who’ll be next to pile on?