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Friday, September 18, 2015

READ: Rep. Gosar To Boycott His Pope's Speech Because He's Acting Like "Leftist Politician" Talking About Climate Change; Gosar Scolded Obama For Skipping Netanyahu Speech

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) announced this morning (on conservative Townhall.com) that he was boycotting Pope Francis' speech to a Joint Session of Congress because his Pope is acting like a "leftist politician" focusing on "the fool's errand of climate change."

Earlier this year, Gosar scolded President Obama for his "temper tantrum" and "breach of protocol"  (and, presumably, the other Democrats who followed suit) for his treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he addressed a joint session of Congress.

Gosar - a self-described "proud Catholic" - said today that he is skipping the Pope's address because "media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change - a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the act that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies."

He states that he "would be there cheering him on" if the Pope spoke out "against violent Islam", although the Pope may also do that in his address.


The Pope was invited to address Congress by Republican Congressional leaders.  The same leaders who invited Netanyahu to speak weeks before an Israeli election.  At that time, President Obama and a couple of dozen Democratic lawmaker declined to attend.

Gosar spoke out forcefully against those who declined to attend Netanyahu's address: "I Stand With Israel. You? I am pleased israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speaking to us tomorrow in Congress. The truth about what is going on with our inept administration and Iran needs to be discussed. I am disappointed the President has acted so inappropriately towards our guest--a guest we invited to speak at the People's House. The only breach of protocol is the President's temper tantrum."




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