WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s recent comments to the Times of Israel that “Republicans support Israel more than Democrats”:

“It’s outrageous that any American diplomat would wade into partisan politics as Ambassador Friedman has done. I’d invite him to the Foreign Affairs Committee to see the lawmakers working hard to ensure support for Israel remains bipartisan. Diplomacy and partisan politics are incompatible. If Mr. Friedman doesn’t understand that, he should come home.”

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