Rep.-elect Lee Zeldin has only been around Capitol Hill for a few days, but he’s already making quite the impression among the New York delegation.
As originally reported by Newsday, the incoming Republican huddled with Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer earlier this week for a strategy session about all things Empire State. At one point during that exchange, Zeldin reportedly asked Schumer if Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel was actually Jewish, to which the senior senator replied, “I think so.”
When word got back to Israel, the House lawmaker gave Zeldin some guff online.
Zeldin attempted to smooth things over by floating a “manischewitz summit” — an offer that’s still hanging out there.
“It has not been scheduled yet,” an Israel aide said of the proposed sit-down. Full story