House Needs Vote to Show Who Stands With Israel

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate for Congress (NY-11) in Staten Island and southwest Brooklyn, today called on Rep. Max Rose to declare where he stands on legislation that will condemn the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “Since the start of the year and the swearing-in of the 116th Congress, Americans have been shocked by the anti-Semitic rhetoric displayed by certain House Democrats and the even more disturbing silence by Democrat leadership in condemning the House Members who expressed these vile anti-Jewish sentiments. If that wasn’t bad enough, House Democrats are currently trying to block a discharge petition initiated by Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-1) that would bring legislation to the floor that will condemn the BDS movement. Just last Friday, the German Parliament voted to condemn the BDS movement for being anti-Semitic; it is time the U.S. Congress did the same.

“It’s time for Congressman Max Rose to end his silence and call on Speaker Pelosi and the House leadership to bring the legislation to the floor so that the whole House can vote on it, so America knows, once and for all, which House members stand with Israel and who stand against it. Anything less, will be a clear signal that Congressman Rose has surrendered to the small group of Socialists that seem determined to undercut the United States’ support of the nation of Israel. I would hope that at the same time, Congressman Rose will finally have the fortitude to call on Rep. Ilhan Omar to be removed from her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitic words.”