More than 50 Democrats skipped Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. At issue was that Netanyahu had been invited by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) instead of the White House -- a breach of diplomatic protocol that many Democrats viewed as a slight to President Obama.

So, what were those four dozen-plus Democrats doing during the nearly hour-long Netanyahu speech? A lot of different things, according to tweets they sent during or immediately before and after the speech.

Watched it, but in their office

Talked to CNN about why they wouldn't be attending

Tweeted about it

Fought with a former radio host about it

Tweeted about DHS funding

Reminded people about the Congressional Black Caucus roundtable on racial profiling

Commemorated Women's History Month