U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat, sent a message on Twitter saying Ahmadinejad should be "arrested and tried for incitement to commit genocide," The Hill reported.
Israel later issued a statement citing Ahmadinejad's past calls for the destruction of Israel, noting, " Incitement to genocide is a punishable act and instead of giving him another platform at the U.N., he should be tried."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dismissed Ahmadinejad's appearance and called for hearings into corporations that do business with Iran, Politico reported.
"There are no other words to say it: Iran's presence at this conference is a sham," Gillibrand said in her own release. "It's time for Iran to make a real choice about its future, and it's time for these companies to make a choice about theirs: Keep investing in Iran and threatening our security, or get real access to the global economy. They cannot and will not have it both ways."
State rests in Michael Dunn case