Washington, DC — Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), Chairwoman of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, today expressed outrage at reports Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi will stay on property owned by Donald Trump in Bedford while at the United Nations General Assembly.
“Colonel Qadhafi’s history of support for terrorism and his recent homecoming party for Pan Am flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi make him unwelcome throughout the New York area.
“The fete Colonel Qadhafi threw for Mr. Megrahi upon his return to Libya from Scottish prison was shameful. It showed a lack of remorse for culpability in the 1988 act of terrorism that claimed the lives of 270 individuals, including 190 Americans, some of whom were from Westchester County. His efforts since that time to re-engage in the international community ring hollow after witnessing this display, and the families of his local victims should not be subjected to his presence in our community.
“I have expressed my strong objections directly to the Department of State and the Libyan government.”