Booker, Menendez Split On Nominee For Israel Ambassador


Booker, Menendez split on nominee for Israel ambassador

Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Sen. Bob Menendez, who represent New Jersey in the Senate, have parted ways again on an issue considered vital to Israel.(Photo: DANIELLE PARHIZKARAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker voted the opposite way in the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday on confirming David Friedman to be ambassador to Israel.
Menendez, a Democrat from Paramus and former chairman of the committee, voted with the committee’s Republican majority for Friedman’s confirmation. He said in a statement he heard from constituents with different views on the nominee, who once served as President Donald …

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