Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell to speak at AIPAC conference – American Politics
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Pelosi, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker and McConnell, the Senate majority leader, are confirmed for the event, which takes place on March 24-26 in Washington, D.C., an American Israel Public Affairs Committee official told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the House minority leader are also speaking.
In addition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak, as will his main opponent in April 9 elections, Benny Gantz.
Pelosi will speak in the wake of a controversy involving a freshman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has made comments deriding AIPAC’s influence and who has been accused by Jews in the Democratic caucus of insinuating antisemitic slanders.
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