DC: Congressman Lee Zeldin in a Sunday interview addressed his recent spat with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar over her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and comments she made about Israel.
Zeldin and Omar have been feuding recently with Zeldin calling out her politics and her new role on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. She responded by accusing him of being a bully. The New York congressman then shared an anti-Semitic voicemail his office received on Twitter Thursday evening. Omar reacted to the message by saying she receives similar messages and suggested they meet up to “share notes on how to fight religious discrimination.”
“We have a committee that is responsible for overseeing American foreign policy, and it’s concerning that someone who would be undercutting so much of what’s best for U.S. foreign policy would be overseeing it. So that’s concerning,” Zeldin said during his appearance on “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “We need to combat anti-Semitism, but the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement isn’t just criticism of the Israeli government for policies, it has evolved into blatant anti-Semitism and that goes all the way back to the founder of it who was clearly anti-Semitic.”
Fox News’ Ed Henry then asked the congressman if he would be willing to “bridge the divide” with Omar. more here