"Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a plane tomorrow morning, because however objectionable, unfair and inaccurate many of (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's) statements are, it is important that we have a dialogue with him,'' Lantos said. "Speaking for myself, I'm ready to go -- and knowing the speaker, I think that she might be.''
They're clearly overstepping their lines. Congressional members don't have the constitutional authority to conduct foreign policy and that is the explicit domain of the President of the United States. Moreover, I always thought that there should be a law preventing people over the age of 70-75 to run for public office due to shortage of useful brain cells which might unable them to make live & death decisions at the highest levels. No?