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KoKo

(84,711 posts)
Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:26 PM Mar 2016

AIPAC Rejects Sanders Offer to Speak via Video--while Repubs Allowed in Past Years to "Phone In."

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AIPAC Rejects Sanders Offer to Speak via Video

But,both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich Phoned it In to AIPAC in Year's Past--VIDEOS at the LINK:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44482.htm

By Robert Mackey
March 20, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "The Intercept"-

Bernie Sanders confirmed on Friday that he will not attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington next week, and his campaign revealed that the candidate’s offer to address the gathering by video link was turned down by the organizers.

In a letter to Robert Cohen, the group’s president, released on Friday afternoon, Sanders wrote that while he “would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference,” like all of the remaining presidential candidates, his campaign schedule made it impossible for him to attend in person.

“Since AIPAC has chosen not to permit candidates to address the conference remotely,” Sanders added, “the best that I can do is to send you a copy of the remarks that I would have given if I was able to attend.”

Michael Briggs, his communications director, confirmed that an offer to speak via video link was rejected.

The pro-Israel group has not yet replied to a request from The Intercept to explain why it would not allow Sanders to address the conference on video, but did allow both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to do so during the 2012 presidential campaign.

LINK with Videos at..........

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44482.htm

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AIPAC Rejects Sanders Offer to Speak via Video--while Repubs Allowed in Past Years to "Phone In." (Original Post) KoKo Mar 2016 OP
^ Wilms Mar 2016 #1
K&R, nt. druidity33 Mar 2016 #2
Yea, but Hillary showed up so nana booboo....n/t DFab420 Mar 2016 #3
BTW: Amy Goodman on Democracy Now reported on this today.... KoKo Mar 2016 #4
Just ridiculous. Such games. thanks for this link Karma13612 Mar 2016 #5

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
4. BTW: Amy Goodman on Democracy Now reported on this today....
Mon Mar 21, 2016, 06:47 PM
Mar 2016

for those who want to know who else reported on this.

Karma13612

(4,520 posts)
5. Just ridiculous. Such games. thanks for this link
Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:14 PM
Mar 2016

and someone also posted a link to Bernie's site, for the prepared speech.

Great great speech that few people will hear.

I think that might be why the would not allow Bernie to speak via teleconference.

A complete black out of his entire presence.

such absolute crap on a bagel.

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