Zeldin: 'No Doubt' There's Double Standard in Omar Anti-Semitism Controversy
GOP rep was punished for white supremacy comment.
Rep. Lee Zeldin called out Democratic lawmakers for not being tough enough on Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments.
In recent weeks, Omar (D-Minn.) has drawn strong bipartisan criticism for her remarks about Israel and U.S. support of the Jewish state. On Monday, she was met with a petition from a group of leading Jewish organizations to have her removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
House Democratic leaders planned to bring a resolution condemning anti-Semitism to the floor Wednesday, but the vote was delayed.
On "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee, took issue with the resolution -- which does not mention Omar by name -- being delayed and with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently declining to pull the freshman congresswoman's committee membership.
"She should be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She shouldn't have been appointed in the first place. And the resolution that should be passing this week should be naming names," Zeldin said.
He noted that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was stripped of his committee memberships after he made controversial comments about white supremacy, saying there's "no doubt" that there's a double standard at play.
Zeldin said that's why he introduced House Resolution 72 to condemn anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred infiltrating U.S. politics, college campuses and the halls of Congress.
He said that unlike the Democratic resolution, his names people like Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Women's March President Tamika Mallory, and activist Linda Sarsour.
He also said he's spoken to some of his Democratic colleagues who support a more strongly worded resolution on anti-Semitism, but the problem is that the Democratic Party seemingly is being led by far-left freshman lawmakers like Omar, Tlaib and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.