iOS app Android app More

Obama Makes A Gaffe: Says He's On Banking Committee


First Posted: 07-23-08 02:56 PM   |   Updated: 07-31-08 05:12 AM

I Like ItI Don’t Like It
Obama

CNN:

Responding to an Israeli reporter's question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill "we passed" in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that tightens sanctions and authorizes divestment from Iran. "My committee," he called it.

Except that he isn't a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

"Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - which is my committee - a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon," Obama said at a press conference in Sderot, Israel.

Read the whole story: CNN

Filed by Rachel Weiner  |  Report Corrections