Lee Zeldin favors Fox News over facts and truth.
On January 22, on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox, Zeldin said President Trump was required to withhold the $400 million in congressionally approved aid to Ukraine because of concerns about corruption. Zeldin ignored the facts that the Department of Defense and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had twice certified that Ukraine had made sufficient reforms and had met the anti-corruption benchmarks required to release the aid.
Further, the General Accounting Office said the Trump administration violated the Impoundment Control Act (a federal law) by not releasing the approved aid to Ukraine.
Fox News regularly puts forth lies, misstatements and propaganda to their avid viewers. Kellyanne Conway likes to say they are “alternative facts.” Lee Zeldin is very comfortable peddling untruths on Fox in his unending defense of his imperial president, Donald Trump.
As a resident of the 1st Congressional District, I wish Zeldin would spend more time standing up for his constituents (repeal the limits on SALT, enact protections for our precious natural environment vs. Trump rollbacks of water protections) and less time on Fox lying for Trump.
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