Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Lee Zeldin (1st District of New York)
March 6, 2019
Reiterates Call to Remove Rep. Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and one of only two Jewish Republican Members of Congress, renewed his call on the House floor for immediate passage of his House Resolution 72 that he introduced with Representatives Ted Budd (R, NC-13) and Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21) to condemn anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred infiltrating U.S. politics, college campuses and Congress. Since its introduction, H. Res. 72 has garnered the support of 100 Members of Congress, including Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican Whip Steve Scalise, and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
Rep. Zeldin also reiterated his call for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In addition to her anti-Semitic comments, anti-Israel positions, and support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Rep. Omar has also, for example, requested leniency for ISIS fighters, blamed U.S. foreign policy for the al-Shabaab attack in Kenya, and props up Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
Congressman Zeldin also posted the following tweet here:
“On the day @SpeakerPelosi once promised we’d vote to condemn Rep Omar’s latest anti-Semitic statement, I called on House Dem Leadership to #PassHRes72 to condemn anti-Semitism @ home & around the world & remove Rep Omar from @HouseForeign”