Republican Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) called on his state to block the sale of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream following an announcement earlier this week that the company would stop selling ice cream in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory. “#Benandjerrys has now decided they know more about Jerusalem than the Israelis.
If Ben & Jerry’s wants to have a meltdown & boycott Israel, OK is ready to respond. Oklahoma has an anti-boycott of Israel law in place,” Lankford said in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday. “We should immediately block the sale of all #Benandjerrys in the state and in any state-operated facility to align with our law,” Lankford added.