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Rep. Barbara Lee intended to vote ‘yes’ on Abraham Accords envoy

The Democratic representative was one of 13 members of Congress who voted no; 413 voted yes.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). Credit: U.S. House of Representatives Official Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

One of the 13 members of Congress who voted against creating an ambassadorial-level Abraham Accords special envoy, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), has said her vote was an accident.

A spokesman for the congresswoman told Jewish Insider that Lee meant to vote “yea,” as 413 members did, and that she accidentally voted “nay.” Lee made a statement to the Congressional Record indicating the error, the spokesman said.

The record for the House for June 13 notes: “Ms. Lee of California. Mr. Speaker on roll call No. 251, I mistakenly voted ‘nay’ when I intended to vote ‘yea.’”

Among the other representatives who voted against the special envoy position were Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.), Ilhan Omar (D-Mich.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

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