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Mon Jun 24, 2024, 03:32 AM Jun 24

NY-16: Torres (D) rips Bowman's 'shocking' rally profanity, 'unhinged tirade' [View all]

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) went after Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) after he led an energetic, profanity-laced rally on Saturday, saying Bowman’s “unhinged tirade” doesn’t represent what a member of Congress should be.

“The level of profanity here is so shocking as to be unbecoming of a Member of Congress,” Torres said on X. “There is nothing in Jamaal Bowman’s unhinged tirade that remotely resembles the decency of the people I know and represent in the South Bronx.”

Bowman’s reelection rally, alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), represented the progressives standing up for Bowman as he faces a challenging primary.

The primary race has focused on the U.S. relationship with Israel, with Bowman critical of the Israeli government and his opponent, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, a supporter. Latimer has received significant funding from AIPAC, an Israeli political advocacy group.

“We are going to show f–king AIPAC, the power of the motherf–king South Bronx!” Bowman said at the rally. “People ask me why I got a foul mouth, what am I supposed to do? You’re coming after me! You’re coming after my family! You’re coming after my children! I’m not supposed to fight back?”


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