Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren said Thursday she might send camera crews to follow House and Senate members who claim to have scheduling conflicts.
Netanyahu's planned address has attracted controversy since Republican House Speaker John Boehner issued the invitation without first consulting the White House.
Some Democrats have said they will boycott the speech, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi refused to use that word in a press conference on Thursday. Instead, she suggested, some members might find they have scheduling conflicts.
Reporters laughed at that suggestion.
"That's code for boycott," Van Susteren said. "If the Democrats take her direction and don't show up, they may want to find some place to hide, because you know what, I may just send out some cameras to see how busy the MIA Democrats really are that they are too busy to hear a world leader — an ally — in the United States Capitol discussing something so profoundly important as Iran and nuclear weapons."
Van Susteren said she hopes the Democrats don't get caught playing golf, lunching with lobbyists, or at their own fundraisers.
"And, by the way, I hope Catholics like Leader Pelosi can find a way to clear their busy calendars when another head of state, Pope Francis of the Vatican, comes to Washington this fall to likewise address Congress on Sept. 24."