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Letter: Zeldin's moves cater to patrons

Lee Zeldin at his campaign headquarters in Centereach

Lee Zeldin at his campaign headquarters in Centereach on Nov. 5, 2014, where he thanked supporters after his election win in the First Congressional District the night before. Credit: James Carbone

On March 3, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) voted nay on the bill, supported by House Speaker John Boehner, to fund the office of Homeland Security for the fiscal year

He was one of only two New Yorkers to support the tactic.

Zeldin has teamed with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asking the IRS to investigate the tax-exempt status of The PeaceWorks Network Foundation, also known as OneVoice, an organization promoting peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians. Zeldin and Cruz claim the organization is involved in Israeli politics.

Zeldin also has been a prominent voice disparaging a nuclear deal with Iran, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it.

Newsday supported Zeldin's election on the premise he could do better for Long Islanders than his opponent. It appears Zeldin has little interest in the needs of his constituents and a great deal of interest in the demands of his political and financial patrons.

Charles Sims, Setauket