Rep. Ted Lieu suggests US envoy Friedman's 'allegiance' is to Israel after backing ban of Tlaib, Omar

Fox News | 8/16/2019 | Joseph Wulfsohn
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Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif, demanded the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and suggested that his "allegiance" is with the Jewish state after Friedman supported the decision made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country.

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Appearing on CNN, Lieu slammed the Trump administration for "working against" Tlaib and Omar, calling its conduct "outrageous."

"Ambassador Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, actually I think he should resign," Lieu told "The Situation Room" anchor Wolf Blitzer. "He doesn't seem to understand that his allegiance is to America, not to a foreign power. He should be defending the rights of Americans to travel to other countries and to visit their relatives."

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When asked to elaborate what he meant about Friedman's "allegiance to a foreign power," Lieu called Friedman's statement "outrageous" and despite Blitzer's rejoinder that the ambassador was following President Trump's position, Lieu...
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