Rep., D-Huntington, criticized Republicans Saturday for walking away from talks with President Obama over the national debt ceiling.
Calling out "extremist Republicans in the House," Israel laid the current crisis at their doorstep.
“They are willing to take this economy to the brink in pursuit of their extreme agenda that supports corporate tax loopholes instead of middle class budgets,” the Democrat said.
He spoke out at an event on the benefits of a federal energy program at a home in Huntington Station.
Israel is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.