- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin posted a video on Facebook Monday showing him confronting a pair of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee trackers who apparently “stalk” him wherever he goes.

The New York Republican’s breaking point was when two DCCC trackers started videotaping him and his family at a charity youth basketball game Friday in Mastic Beach.

“Welcome to my world,” Mr. Zeldin, a major in the Army Reserve, wrote on Facebook, PJ Media reported. “Can you believe Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee literally pay someone to stalk me wherever I go? Crazy stuff.”

The video showed Mr. Zeldin approaching the trackers and asking them a series of questions about who they worked for and why they were there.

“[We] just wanted to see what this was all about,” replied a young woman who identified herself as Melissa. She finally admitted to being a “tracker” for the DCCC.

“It’s kind of weird that someone who would be paid from the DCCC to come track a basketball game. What are you looking for?” Mr. Zeldin retorted. “You actually have the camera right now on my daughter.”

“It’s not on, I promise,” Melissa replied.

“Don’t you think it would be better to come to political events?” Mr. Zeldin asked. “Maybe if you’re able to pass the message on: Events like this, we try not to be political and pay trackers to show up at this kind of event.”

Melissa said “sorry” before she and her male colleague packed up and left.

It’s not clear who recorded the exchange posted on Mr. Zeldin’s Facebook page. The video has been shared more than 68,000 times.

DCCC trackers have been on me for years, but now there seem to be far less limits to where they will go to film me,” the freshman congressman told Hannity.com.



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