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Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

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In an Afternoons with Amos interview, Congressman Andre Carson talked at length about the speech this week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu and his criticism of the United States, President Barack Obama and other nations negotiating a nuclear use deal with Iran.  Carson said he did not attend the speech because of a scheduling conflict.  But Carson said he had several conversations in Washington and by phone with Jewish residents of Indianapolis about the Prime Minister’s speech and the reaction of Democrats to it.  A number of Democrats, including several Jewish members and African-American members didn’t attend the Israeli leader’s address. Congressman Carson said he stressed to all his concern about the timing of the Netenyahu speech so close to Israel’s elections.  He reaffirmed in the interview his support for the Jewish people and Israel as well as as his support for the “two state solution” to Mideast peace that would provide opportunities for Palestinians. Carson also said that he told Jewish leaders about the concerns many African-Americans had that the Netenyahu speech showed disrespect for a President who happened to be African-American.  Also in the interview, Carson talked about the fight in the House over funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year.  Carson was also talked about his trip to Selma Alabama for the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march, Congressman Andre Carson talked with Afternoons with Amos listeners that and other key issues. Click Our NEW Media Player To Hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview With Rep. Andre Carson Runs 17 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. Starts Immediately After Ad.