Rep. Zeldin Denounces Democratic Whip Clyburn Comments Minimizing Holocaust

March 7, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, issued the following statement after House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn (D, SC-6) minimized the impact of the Holocaust in an interview in an effort to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D, MN-5) continued anti-Semitic comments:

“Whip Clyburn’s comments are disgusting, making light of the Holocaust and minimizing its massive importance and impact on victims’ families, survivors, and the world. 6 million Jews and millions of others were murdered at the hands of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Never minimize and #NeverForget”

Rep. Zeldin posted the following tweet here:

“This is disgusting @WhipClyburn, spitting on graves, making light of the Holocaust & minimizing its massive importance/impact on victims' families & the world. 6 MILLION Jews & MILLIONS of others were MURDERED! #NeverForget"

Rep. Zeldin Denounces Democratic Whip Clyburn Comments Minimizing Holocaust