Lipinski Statement on Israel's Decision to Block Members of Congress from Entering the Country

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today after Israel’s Government announced its decision to prevent Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country:

“I am disappointed by Israel’s decision to block the visit of Reps. Omar and Tlaib. Unlike President Trump, I do not believe it would “show great weakness” to allow these two representatives to visit. No matter the issue positions taken or the statements made by these two representatives, it would seem to be in the best interest of Israel to allow a visit by Members of Congress. The U.S. and Israel are strong allies and we must strive to maintain this critical relationship.”