Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Ambassador Friedman’s Divisive, “Dangerous” Comment

June 1, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, issued the following statement regarding U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s comment to The Times of Israel that “Republicans support Israel more than Democrats”:

“The U.S. Ambassador to Israel should know how dangerous it is to make support for Israel a partisan issue. The unbreakable U.S.-Israel relationship is fundamentally grounded in bipartisanship, with both parties sharing a longstanding commitment to Israel’s security and legitimacy. Instead of attempting to create further political divides in Washington, the Ambassador should focus his energy on representing the diplomatic priorities of the U.S.”