Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman of New York apologized after saying that former President Donald Trump must be “eliminated.”
Goldman made the comment in an interview with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The congressman said It is “indisputable” that Trump “can no longer see public office.” He described the former president as “unfit” and “destructive to our democracy” before adding: “He must be eliminated.”
Goldman later apologized for his choice of words.
“Yesterday on television I mistakenly used the wrong word to express how important it is to America that Donald Trump not become president again. Although he must be defeated, I certainly wish him no harm and will not tolerate political violence. “I apologize for the poor choice of words,” he remarked in one post on X
Last week, Goldman’s Brooklyn office was vandalized with graffiti messages, including one that read “LET GAZA LIVE.”
The Jewish lawmaker was in Israel at the time of Hamas’ horrific terrorist attacks in October, but was able to return safely to the United States with his family.
“Congressman Goldman, his wife and his three youngest children were in Israel for a family bar mitzvah when Hamas brutally attacked Israel on Shabbat and Simchat Torah, one of the holiest Jewish holidays,” spokeswoman Simone Kanter noted in a statement opinion published last month. “Congressman Goldman and his family sought shelter from Hamas rocket fire in the interior stairwell of their hotel until they were able to safely depart for New York early Sunday morning.”
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