It became apparent soon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was not pleased by the proceedings.
Political reporters and other observers began tweeting about her angry gestures and frustration with Netanyahu as he laid out why the Obama administration's potential nuclear deal with Iran would be a disaster for Israel and the Middle East.
Pelosi looks so pissed right now.
— Jimmy Zhang (@imyjimmy) March 3, 2015
Nancy Pelosi looks ENRAGED on the House floor. She shook her head and covered her eyes at one point. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3, 2015
.@Nancypelosi has appeared distressed in body language and facial expressions for extended time during this speech. — Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 3, 2015
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared visibly angry during the latter half of the #NetanyahuSpeech LIVE BLOG: http://t.co/wSPPL8ySDD — Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) March 3, 2015
Anyone notice Nancy Pelosi is standing up front with her back to Netanyahu, and TALKING, while he gives his speech! — John Lair (@johnlair58) March 3, 2015
Pelosi physically throws up her hands, shakes her head and refuses to stand as Netanyahu lambasts Obama's negotiating position with #Iran. — Michael Wilner (@mawilner) March 3, 2015
Pelosi joined in final applause for Netanyahu only briefly. She stopped clapping long before everyone else. Not hiding her irritation. — Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) March 3, 2015
.@USRepDavidJolly says an "angry" Pelosi walked past him and a couple other members and dismissed speech as "horrible" and "insulting." — Alex Leary (@learyreports) March 3, 2015
NANCY PELOSI just walked out of the chamber BEFORE Netanyahu. Very clear how unhappy she was with parts of the speech. Hoyer remained. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3, 2015
In a statement, Pelosi dramatically said she was "near tears" about the speech for insulting U.S. intelligence.
Pelosi: "I was near tears" in Bibi speech, "saddened" by insult to US intel in Iran talks & "condescension" re: US awareness of Iran threat. — jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 3, 2015
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