The National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday criticized an answer given by Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout in a TWC News debate last week in which she sidestepped a question related to the effort to curtail the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who Teachout challenged in a Democratic primary in 2014 — earlier this month announced the state would no longer do business with entities that are involved in the campaign, known as the BDS movement.

During the lightning round portion of the debate between Teachout and her Democratic challenger Will Yandik, she demurred when asked about Cuomo’s executive action.

“I’m running for Congress,” she said in response.

The BDS movement does have sympathies on the political left, and Cuomo’s office was protested over the move during the end of the legislative session.

In a statement, NRCC spokesman Chris Pack blasted Teachout for not taking a position.

β€œIt is shameful that Zephyr Teachout refuses to say whether she supports an effort to destroy the Israeli economy in the name of Palestine,” he said. “Zephyr Teachout lacking the courage to take positions on issues important to Hudson Valley voters is proof she is nothing more than a calculating, self-serving politician.”

Teachout and Yandik are competing next week for the Democratic nomination in the Hudson Valley district, which is being vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson.

The full debate with TWC News can be seen here.