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Elliot Engel har stemt med Ocasio-Cortez i nesten alle saker. Men han kritiserte Ilhan Omar for antisemittisme. Det falt i dårlig jord hos aktivistene rundt Ocasio-Cortez.

Gruppen som fikk valgt Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez inn i Kongresssen på bekostning av en Demokrat-veteran, vil nå erstatte en annen seniorrepresentant, Eliot Engel, med en ny kandidat.

Dette til tross for at Eliot Engel har støttet Ocasio-Cortez i 96 prosent av avstemningene.

Justice Democrats, a group that initially recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run against former Rep. Joe Crowley, is targeting Rep. Eliot Engel.

Men Eliot har utfordret Ocasio-Cortez på ett punkt: Kritikk av en annen nykommer i Kongressen, Ilhan Omar, for antisemittisme. Engel var blant Demokratene som ikke klarte å svelge Omars omtale av amerikanske jøders forhold til Israel.

Engel, who is Jewish, has also angered far-left block of the party after he openly criticized Omar after the Minnesota Democrat said that “the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” referring to Israel, which many perceived as anti-Semitic comments.

In a fiery statement back in March, Engel said that though he welcomes debate about policy, “it’s unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.”

“We all take the same oath. Worse, Representative Omar’s comments leveled that charge by invoking a vile anti-Semitic slur,” he added.

Dette falt ikke i god jord hos aktivistene som backer Ocasio-Cortez. Nå tar de hevn.

Motkandidaten heter Jamaal Brown, en svart amerikaner som er rektor på en skole i Bronx.

Bowman released his first video Monday, where he speaks about his background and the news to build “new America.”

“It’s time to build a new America ― a new America that taps into its unlimited potential, a new America that leverages the brilliance of children and people from diverse backgrounds,” he said. “That’s the America I want to be a part of, the America I want for my children and grandchildren.”

Forholdet mellom Ocasio-Cortez og Justice Democrats er tett. Hun har sittet i styret.

 

AOC attack group targets top Dem — who voted with her 96% of the time but criticized Omar