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Rep. Zeldin’s Statement on Obama Admin Censoring Orlando Shooter’s 911 Transcript

June 20, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today in response to the Department of Justice’s decision to censor Islamic terror references from the Orlando shooter's 911 call transcript:

“At the heart of the Orlando massacre is a terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS and radical Islam while violently targeting LGBT Americans. Censoring the terrorist's 911 transcript will not change the reality that radical Islam is at war with the United States even though the President isn't yet at war with radical Islam. Trying to change the narrative and acting naive and dishonest about the reality of this attack will only result in a growing threat of terrorism within our own borders. You cannot eliminate a threat that you are not willing to identify. The Obama administration should release the full, uncensored transcript.”