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Congressional Candidate Vivian Viloria Fisher Calls on Congressman Lee Zeldin to Step Down from Holocaust Memorial Council  August 19, 2017

SETAUKET, NY --- Candidate for Congress (NY-1), Vivian Viloria Fisher, D-Setauket, today called on Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-Shirley, to step down from the US Holocaust memorial council in the aftermath of Zeldin's remarks defending white supremacy. 
 
"Lee Zeldin equates white supremacists with those who are outraged by racist and evil ideologies. There is no place on the US Holocaust Memorial Council for anyone who would fail to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazis, the KKK, and white nationalists, whose ideology fueled the Holocaust." said Viloria Fisher.
 
On Tuesday, Zeldin, through his official Facebook page, defended President Donald Trump's statements creating a moral equivalency between the white supremacists in Charlottesville, including the domestic terrorist responsible for the murder of a young protester, and the protesters who stood up to their glorification of Nazi and white nationalist ideology.
 
Zeldin went on to call on those protesting white supremacy one of the “extremes on both sides” and an "element of our country that has pledged to resist, oppose and obstruct this President entirely on absolutely everything and anything."
 
“Opposing white supremacy is not an ‘extreme’” said Viloria Fisher “And to describe anyone who marched in solidarity with the neo-Nazi’s as ‘very fine people’, as President Trump did, is an affront to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.”
 
Vivian Viloria-Fisher served in the Suffolk County Legislature for 13-years, including six-years as Deputy Presiding Officer before being term limited. She has dedicated herself to fighting bigotry, to supporting families and to protecting our air and water quality, among other initiatives.
 
The First Congressional District includes the Towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island, as well as parts of Smithtown and Islip.