Tea Party Patriots Action Opposes Nomination of Jack Lew to Serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel 


Atlanta, GA – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on President Biden’s nomination of former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. In opposition to Lew’s nomination, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement:  

“Jack Lew should not serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Not only was Lew one of the architects of the disastrous 2015 Iranian nuclear deal that President Biden is trying to revive, but Lew is an ‘Iran sympathizer,’ as Sen. Tom Cotton correctly points out. Lew lied to Congress about helping Iran dodge American sanctions, and he defended the Obama Administration’s refusal to veto blatant antisemitic resolutions proposed by the U.N. Security Council. At a time when Iran is funding and training terrorist groups to eradicate Israel and murder Americans — as we just witnessed in the horrifying Hamas attacks against Israel — we need to signal to the world our unrelenting backing for Israel and provide the aid needed as it rightfully fights back. Putting an Iran sympathizer in the job of Ambassador to Israel would send the wrong message at the wrong time. Jack Lew cannot serve as our Ambassador to Israel. His nomination must be defeated.”