Lee Zeldin

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Lee Zeldin

Lee Michael Zeldin (born January 30, 1980) is an American attorney, member of Congress, and officer in the United States Army Reserve. A Republican, he has represented New York's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2015. During Donald Trump's presidency, Zeldin was a staunch Trump ally. He prominently defended Trump during his impeachment hearings in relation to the Trump–Ukraine scandal. After Donald Trump lost the 2020 US presidential election and made claims of fraud, Zeldin objected to the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results in Congress. In April 2021, Zeldin announced he would run for Governor of New York in 2022 against incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo.


  • President Trump should not recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The JCPOA is not in America’s best interests. This so-called “deal” isn’t a pathway for how to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. It is a blueprint for exactly how Iran can acquire a nuclear weapon. It was a very bad, one-sided deal, for what was in the deal, and a very bad, one-sided deal, for what was not in the deal.
  • The President should place the onus completely on the Iranian regime. There is a new Sheriff in town now who will not get rolled. America will not get rolled. The JCPOA is all about Making Tehran Great Again at the expense of all else. If the Iranians need a few days to digest the new reality and step up to the plate, that is ok, but if they don’t, it is time to ramp back up our leverage immediately and I am confident that our allies will recognize that they want to remain our great, willing partners in this effort.

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