CONGRESSMAN LAWLER ON CUNY: ‘Taxpayers don’t need to fund Hate Speech’ (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

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This undated photo shows Michael Lawler, Republican candidate for New York's 17th congressional district. (Randy Monceaux Photography/Mike Lawler Congress via AP)

NEW YORK (VIN Podcast) — In this exclusive interview, Rockland GOP Congressman Mike Lawler discussed multiple hot-button issues, including antisemitism at CUNY, migrants being sent upstate by Mayor Adams, the Debt-Ceiling bill, and more.

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Last week the congressman introduced a bill in Congress to defund colleges that give a platform to antisemitism and hate speech.

Asked about the recent commencement address at CUNY Law School which was filled with vicious antisemitism, Lawler said, “This is the type of stuff that should not and cannot be tolerated. We have seen a rapid rise in antisemitism, especially on college campuses. Last year during my campaign I said that I would use legislation to stop this. We have to root it out at its core.”

He added, “Money talks. If institutions understand that federal funding is at stake, they are far less likely to allow this. People have the right to hate speech, but we don’t have to fund it or tolerate it.”

When asked about Mayor Adams sending illegal migrants upstate, Lawler said: “New York City does not have the right to set up shelters in other municipalities. This is a policy choice New York City has made…being a sanctuary city. For years, Democrats did not care that cities at the border were being overrun. Now that it’s at their doorstep, they care.”

Lawler added, “Adams called it morally bankrupt when southern governors sent migrants to NYC, now he is doing the same thing. The only difference is, New York City is designated as a sanctuary city.”

He was asked about Mayor Adams’ comments suggesting that Rockland County Executive Ed Day is antisemitic. Lawler replied, “I think it’s unfortunate that the mayor would devolve to that…it does not help, it raises tensions unnecessarily.”

Lawler described the debt ceiling bill which he voted in favor of. He said, “Default was never an option. I said from the beginning, the president needed to negotiate with the speaker in good faith, we had to cut spending, and could not default. This bill accomplishes all three goals.”

He conceded that it was not a perfect bill, and said, “In a divided government you are not going to get everything you want. “

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Lgb
8 months ago

It takes a good Christian to defend frum Jews these days, from the secular leftist “Jinos”. how times have changed

Triumphinwhitehouse
Triumphinwhitehouse
8 months ago

Why $kver oppose him?

hard at work yeshiva grad
hard at work yeshiva grad
8 months ago

yup that is where our taxpayer dollars go– to fund hate and lib lies– but if yeshivos get 1/10,000th of that then nyt and misyaffedim start whining– crazy world