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GOP Rep. Zeldin Rips Dems for Hate 'Double Standard'

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:38 PM

A Jewish member of the House who voted against the anti-hate resolution, one of 23 Republicans, ripped the Democrats for "double standards and moral equivalency."

"In January, the House nearly unanimously voted to condemn white supremacy, naming a Republican member, removing that Republican member from his committee assignments," Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. " Now, after one anti-Semitic comment after another by this Democratic member of Congress, instead of a resolution naming names and being singularly, emphatically, unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism, and removing that member from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, instead, you had a resolution that kept getting diluted and watered down and filled with moral equivalency, which is dangerous."

Rep. Zeldin rebuked Rep. Ilhan Omar's, D-Minn., anti-Israel, pro-BDS politics to host John Catsimatidis.

"If she was a Republican, this resolution would've been naming names," Zeldin told Catsimatidis. "She would've been removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. We would be talking about anti-Semitism solely, singularly, and forcefully."

Zeldin called the anti-hate resolution "dangerous," a "slippery slope," a "sloppy bill" that was "spineless and watered down."

"What about [Rep.] Steve Scalise, who was actually shot because of hate, targeted for his political views by someone who didn't like Republicans?" Zeldin said, pointing to the Republican who was shot at a congressional baseball practice by a Republican-hating liberal. "So, moral equivalency is a very dangerous, slippery slope as they attempted to do in this sloppy bill. It was spineless and watered down."

Zeldin added Rep. Omar will have learned nothing from her mistakes with this Democratic protectionism.

"I don't believe this issue is going away anytime soon, and talking to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, that seems to be the general consensus, that this member is going to continue to do and say bad things that [are] going to cause harm to the institution and our country," he said, adding she should have never been put on the Foreign Relations Committee if she held bias against a country and U.S. ally like Israel.

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