Lee Zeldin, a Jewish Republican from New York, Tuesday dismissed Rep. Ilhan Omar's apology over recent Israel remarks as insincere and ‘problematic.’
Omar apologized Monday for comments in which she implied that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensated lawmakers for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what she called "the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics."
However, the controversial freshman Democrat added: "At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry.
The Republican Rep. also highlighted a perceived Democrat double standard in how party members reacted to Omar’s comments and those of Steve King last month.
"Just last month, you had House Democrats tripping all over each other, running to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn white supremacy in a resolution that named Congressman Steve King.