Congressman Takes Daughters To West Wing, Remembers His Childhood Tour by the Forward

Congressman Takes Daughters To West Wing, Remembers His Childhood Tour

New York Republican congressman Lee Zeldin took his family on a tour of the West Wing on Thursday night, embracing the nostalgia of when he first experienced it as a kid in 1986.

“Last night, I took three VIPs to the West Wing for a tour of history, where Presidents have tackled some of the greatest challenges facing our republic,” he tweeted Friday, sharing a photo of him with his wife and two daughters next to one of him as a child. “It was cool to experience this visit for the 1st time as a parent after experiencing it for the 1st time as a kid decades ago.”

Responding to CNN’s Jake Tapper, who asked when the older photo was taken, Zeldin tweeted: “1986. It’s such a special place, from Teddy’s Nobel Peace Prize and Medal of Honor, to JFK Jr crawling out of the Resolute Desk and so many other great American memories!”

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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