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Zeldin Endorses “Trump-Loving Conservative” And Anti-Abortion Congressional Candidate George Santos

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2022

Zeldin Endorses “Trump-Loving Conservative” And Anti-Abortion Congressional Candidate George Santos

Santos Recently Compared Reproductive Rights To Slavery

NEW YORK, NY - Lee Zeldin is at it once again, this time supporting far-right MAGA Republican Congressional candidate George Santos, who recently compared reproductive rights to slavery.

Santos, who has been described as a “Trump-loving conservative,” recently joined a talk show hosted by the known anti-government group Long Island Loud Majority. On the show, Santos discussed his stance on abortion, saying, “All of us in this room, we can agree that when we look at the American past and we look at slavery, we think it was barbaric.... Fifty years from now, we’re going to look back … and say ‘we killed babies out of the womb? We aborted our own? That is barbaric.’

As his campaign continues to languish because of his extreme stances, Zeldin has doubled down on aligning himself with far-right leaders of the Republican Party, including fundraising with disgraced former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and has recently received the endorsement of Breitbart co-founder Steve Bannon.

“Lee Zeldin is part of the most extreme, far-right fringes of the Republican Party, and he’s going all-in on candidates who are pushing his dangerous anti-abortion agenda,” said NYS Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair Christine Quinn. “He and George Santos’ anti-abortion rhetoric is appalling and out of step with New Yorkers’ values. We must reject this dangerous brand of extremism in November.”