Bronx middle school principal and self-described socialist Jamaal Bowman has officially defeated longtime Democratic congressman Eliot Engel (N.Y.), in a primary victory for the socialist wing of the Democratic Party.
Bronx middle school principal Jamaal Bowman is on the verge of defeating Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) following Tuesday's Democratic primary, unseating an incumbent who has spent over 30 years in Congress.
In the midst of a far left primary challenge, Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) said he would not seek the New York Times's endorsement after the paper ran an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) arguing that the military should be deployed to quell riots in cities across America.
Freshman representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), whose past anti-Semitic remarks have drawn widespread condemnation, is pushing a pro-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolution in Congress this week.
Justice Democrats, the same progressive group that backed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in 2018, announced its support for a third challenger to Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) in 2020.