March 24, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Statement on Confirmation of Ambassador David Friedman

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the confirmation of David Friedman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel:

“I am extremely disappointed by the Senate’s vote to confirm David Friedman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Friedman’s lack of diplomatic experience, coupled with his extreme views including his opposition to a two-state solution, should have disqualified him from serving as our Ambassador to Israel. His confirmation sends a worrying signal to the world about the Administration’s commitment to longstanding, bipartisan policy goals, including the two-state solution. I urge Congress to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to the peace process by passing my legislation, H. Res. 226, supporting a two-state solution.”