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DMFI blasts Bowman for seeking endorsement of ‘extremist’ DSA

PAC chairman Mark Mellman accused the “Squad” member of working with “groups whose stated goal is the destruction of our party."

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). Credit: House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). Credit: House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats.

The Democratic Majority for Israel PAC criticized Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for seeking the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, which PAC chair Mark Mellman called an “extremist group” seeking to destroy the Democratic Party.

The DSA formally endorsed Bowman on Tuesday night. “The votes are in! We’re endorsing Jamaal Bowman for Congress in NY-16!” the DSA’s New York chapter said after the vote.

The leftist political party called Bowman “one of the strongest voices against genocide and for peace as many of his colleagues rush to warmonger,” adding, “Together, we WILL defend this seat from AIPAC and pro-war extremists!”

Mellman blasted the party, saying, “Today’s DSA is an extremist group that wants the destruction of Israel and the U.S. out of NATO—which it wrongly blames for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

It was thus “no surprise” that Bowman “begged for and got their endorsement,” he added.

“Instead of working with Democrats, Bowman votes against Democratic priorities like the infrastructure law and makes common cause with groups whose stated goal is the destruction of our party,” said the DMFI chair.

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