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New York Voters Pull the Lever to Oust ‘Squad’ Member Jamaal Bowman

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
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Socialist New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman lost in a Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District on Tuesday to county executive George Latimer.

Bowman is a member of “the Squad,” an informal group of far-Left Democrat House members. He was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America.  Fellow Squad member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared at a rally with him in New York on Saturday.

Bowman’s challenger entered the primary in part due to Bowman’s opposition to Israel and controversial statements he’s made about Israel’s war in Gaza.

The New York congressman has been critical of Israel, even after the Hamas terrorist attack on Oct. 7. He has accused Israel of committing a genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

At a political rally last November, Bowman questioned whether Hamas terrorists actually raped women or killed babies.

“There was propaganda used in the beginning of the siege,” Bowman said Nov. 17 at a pro-Palestinian rally, according to a TikTok video reported on by Politico. “There’s still no evidence of beheaded babies or raped women. But they still keep using that lie [for] propaganda.”

After initially refusing to address those comments, Bowman reversed himself and condemned the rapes committed by Hamas.

In the weeks and days just before the primary vote, Bowman began to change his stance on the Israel-Palestine issue and apologized for the remarks he made about Hamas not committing rape.

“Immediately, when the U.N. provided additional evidence, I voted to condemn the sexual violence,” Bowman said a week before the election, according to the Hill. “I apologize for my comments, and now, we’re continuing to do the work to fight sexual violence and domestic violence in all its forms.”

Bowman has had other contentious moments and scandals during his time in office.

He was censured by Congress following an incident in which he pulled a fire alarm in a congressional office building just before a House vote in late September. The fire alarm nearly delayed a vote on a continuing resolution that, if not passed, would have shut down part of the government.

Bowman said he pulled the alarm by mistake and that he thought the lever was a method to open the door and exit the building.

Bowman pleaded guilty to pulling the fire alarm in a District of Columbia court. According to district law, pulling a fire alarm falsely and intentionally is punishable by a fine or up to six months in jail. He was told to pay a $1,000 fine and apologize to the Capitol Police.

In January, the Daily Beast unearthed blog posts from when Bowman was a New York high school principal who promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories.

The blog posts prompted J Street, a left-wing Jewish advocacy organization, to pull its support.

“When the rhetoric, the framing, and the approach go too far, that’s where we are going to hold our line,” J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami said in an interview with the Forward. “And that’s when we felt that Bowman crossed the line here.”

Bowman said he regretted writing the posts.

Jarrett Stepman is a columnist for The Daily Signal. He is also the author of “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past.” 

Reprinted with Permission from The Daily Signal – By Olivia Pero

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AMAC or AMAC Action.

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Bonnie
Bonnie
17 days ago

That was good news to wake up too. Hopefully the rest of the squad can go too.

Kim
Kim
16 days ago

Good riddance to a foul-mouthed, two-faced anti-Semite.

Bruce
Bruce
16 days ago

So NY accidently did something positive for America? Congratulations on a great start. AOC next

Philip Seth Hammersley
Philip Seth Hammersley
16 days ago

One HATER down–many more to go! They didn’t like Trump talking about “human scum” a few weeks ago but we know it when we see it! Then there’s the INHUMAN scum of Hamas, antifa, etc.

jimm
jimm
17 days ago

Now he’s gone, gone, gone;Gone, gone, gone;Crying won’t bring him back.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
16 days ago

…and of course the system is “racist” because he lost, right? Wake up, democrats! One down, five to go…

Jill
Jill
17 days ago

New Yorkers are so dumb, they won’t realize what they have done until they are over taken and put in encampments.

lawrence greenberg
lawrence greenberg
16 days ago

Bowman is your classic Democrat: a racist, a liar, a hate-America Leftist. And on top of that, he is a low-IQ moron. Good riddance.

JOHN
JOHN
17 days ago

LOSK HIM UP!!

Dave
Dave
16 days ago

Another loser leftist moron losing to common sense

anna hubert
anna hubert
16 days ago

That thing was a High school principal? What kind of a rabbit hole did we get ourselves into?

Joe
Joe
16 days ago

GOOD RIDDANCE!!! Unfortunately Alexandria O-costustoomuch Cortez won her primary after melting down during a foul-mouthed carty b “song”

Jeri
Jeri
16 days ago

1) he is stupid…an adult who doesn’t know what a fire alarm looks like, 2) he is vulgar and people don’t want to hear that.

Mary
Mary
16 days ago

New York now you have kick AOC out of Congress in November. I hope she has a challenger.

johnh
johnh
16 days ago

This profanity laced tirade is one of reasons morality in USA is getting worse. If NY voters elect & support people like this as leaders, then they must accept the downfall of their state…Plus, Bowman might have some mental issues.

Elizabeth Cheever
Elizabeth Cheever
16 days ago

I will not elaborate, but Bowman showed his true colors the day he pulled the fire alarm and then again during his little rally the other day. He’s a thug. He does not belong in our Congress! His #1 cheerleader, AOC, was equally as stupid acting. They are mere children, acting badly in a grown-up world. Glad he is out. Now we need to get the rest of his harem out..the squad!

michaelR
michaelR
16 days ago

Not only could he barley keep his hands away from his junk, but resorts to racism?? 100% garbage.

JPop
JPop
16 days ago

Ba-bye…so long…fairwell…..one down four to go. Get the commies out of congress.

VikkiC
VikkiC
16 days ago

Good riddance, you won’t be missed. Don’t let the door hit you in the …And you also should have your mouth washed out with a bar of soap. Didn’t anybody teach you any manners?

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
16 days ago

If I had his address, I’d send Mr. Wipple to rid ourselves of him.

Gloria
Gloria
12 days ago

AOC should also be ousted! The whole squad should be ousted. They don’t like America anyway,

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
16 days ago

Is justice served,we will have to wait and see.This person is still a democrat.Is he a pro AMERICAN democrat,or like the rest of them.

janine
janine
16 days ago

Yeah! Good change!!!!

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