‘Squad’ Member Gets the Boot!

(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – It seems New York Democrats are fed up with extreme liberalism and anti-Israel radicalism, as notorious “Squad” member US Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) lost his third-term primary bid to Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

Latimer easily bested Bowman, capturing 55% of the vote to Bowman’s 45%.

Latimer, who spent three decades in the state legislature before being elected county executive in 2018, is now the clear favorite to win the heavily Democratic New York House seat in November.

The race had become a proxy battle for the internal Democratic debate between those who believe in maintaining close ties to Israel and the passionate Left, which has been pushing for the party to abandon support for the historical U.S. ally during its war against Hamas terrorists.

At the request of Jewish leaders, Latimer entered the race in December after Bowman had already accused Israel of carrying out “genocide” in Gaza and dismissed reports of Hamas terrorists committing rape on October 7 as “propaganda” and “lies.”

Moreover, an AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)- affiliated super PAC (Political Action Committee) spent $14.5 million on television ads, leaflets, and phone calls to constituents in the past month highlighting Bowman’s anti-Israel remarks.

After pulling a fire alarm in the Capitol building in an apparent attempt to delay a vote, Bowman spent the waning months of the race trying to boost turnout among committed progressives in the relatively small section of the 16th district that remains in the Bronx.

Over the weekend, in an expletive-laden speech, Bowman lashed out at the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC for launching attack ads against him.

“We’re all going to show f***ing AIPAC the power of the motherf***ing South Bronx,” he shouted in front of a small crowd.

“People ask me why I’ve got a foul mouth: What am I supposed to do? You comin’ after me. You comin’ after my family. You comin’ after my children. I’m not supposed to fight back? We’re going to show them who the f*** we are,” he continued.

Latimer was endorsed by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, while Bowman received support from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the Bronx rally.

Likewise, Latimer’s victory was expected, given Bowman’s continued criticism of Israel. An Emerson College poll conducted from June 6-8 showed Bowman trailing Latimer’s lead by 17% points, with the former standing at 31% and the latter at 48%.

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