DCCC: Lee Zeldin: Woefully Uninformed, Willfully Ignorant, or Just a Coward?
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Over a month after his House Republicans passed
While Zeldin is still hiding his position on his party's reckless budget plan, he has no shortage of excuses. First Zeldin said he didn't have time (http://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle-1.812042/1st-c-d-how-zeldin-balked-at-blindly-endorsing-ryan-budget-1.7695629) to read the toxic Republican budget, then he claimed he wanted to compare (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMSy_055aY#t=545) the Republican budget side-by-side with the Democratic alternative if the Democrats ever offered one. However, the Democrats did offer an alternative (http://democrats.budget.house.gov/press-release/van-hollen-announces-house-democratic-budget-alternative-0), and Zeldin feigned ignorance once again. Zeldin's strategy has become clear: make cowardly excuses and hide his reckless agenda from voters.
But wait, there's more: Zeldin also refused (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMSy_055aY#t=897) to support extending unemployment insurance, universal background checks, and raising the minimum wage.
To help Zeldin find the courage to take a position on the Ryan Budget and other critical issues impacting
Said he hasn't had time to read the toxic republican budget. "I'm not prepared to blindly endorse any type of a budget proposal right out of the gate before I have the opportunity to read it." [
Claimed he couldn't take a position until there was a Democratic alternative to compare. Only, the Democrats did offer an alternative. "I am waiting for our congressman to put forth his solution and then we, collectively, can have a debate on both. But I'm not playing along with these games of only debating one proposal." [Zeldin on WLNG,
House Democrats released the FY2014 budget in
Zeldin also failed to say whether or not he supports extending unemployment insurance and had refused to support universal background checks or raising the minimum wage. "I oppose the SAFE Act, I oppose universal background checks." [Zeldin on LI News Radio WRCN,
"Well I think that we, uh, could have a proposal that I would be supportive of you know this is again just like the last caller, um we're dealing in hypotheticals, there's actually multiple different proposals being discussed and negotiations taking place right now amongst folks down in DC and so, like, the question would you vote, you know, yes or no on some hypothetical bill the question is there are multiple different bills out there and ideas and negotiations that are going on, so, you know, I believe, I believe that there is a way to extend unemployment benefits, um, you know one of the things that I would advocate for if I was hypothetically down there in
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