“I ask it very intentionally that he won the presidential election,” Lizza said.
“Yes, and then I went on to continue an answer,” Zeldin said. “If you would like to give my answer for me, you can go ahead and do that. But I thought I was going to be here to answer my own questions.”
Lizza clarified, saying he was asking if Biden won the presidency.
“You’re asking me now for a third time, and I’ve said yes twice. So, I don’t know how many more times you want me to say yes and what your agenda is. But, really, it’s a bit ridiculous to be asking me a third time. But please, go ahead and ask me again,” Zeldin said.
Palmeri backed Lizza, saying he was just clarifying to ensure it was correct.
“You have, a fourth time,” Zeldin said.
“I wouldn’t call that a question,” Palmeri said.
“You can go for a fifth time next, too,” Zeldin replied.
“Is every time I speak a question?” Palmeri, said, laughing. “We can keep going.”
“Sure, let’s do it a sixth time,” Zeldin said.
Zeldin took to the House floor after the violent insurrection at the Capitol Jan. 6 to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, citing what he called “evidence-filled issues” with the election’s administration. There is no evidence of widespread fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Zeldin is actively exploring a bid for New York governor amid allegations of groping, sexual harassment and berating phone calls levied against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing calls to resign from many prominent Democrats.
A majority of New York Assemblymembers now say Cuomo’s time in office should end, which would be enough to impeach him.