NY1 has learned that Congressman Jamaal Bowman has secured the support of fellow “squad” member Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in an attempt to be reelected.
In a statement, Bronx lawmakers said, “To understand that our system is equipped for a small number of selected people at this time, and to completely transform our structure. We need a representative of Congress who is willing to fight. ” “For NY-16 New Yorkers, the leader is Congressman Jamaal Bowman.”
Ocasio Cortez favored Bowman because she opposed bidding on public office for other Democrats in the New York City Council.
Earlier this month she Approved State Senator Alessandra Biaggi In her campaign to dismiss Senator Sean Patrick Maloney, chairman of the Democratic House of Representatives campaign.She too Supporting Anna Maria Alkira For Lieutenant Governor of New York over former MP Antonio Delgado. He served Ocasio Cortez in Parliament for over three years before being appointed Vice Governor in May.
Bowman, a former educator, is currently serving his first term in Congress. Ocasio Cortez also supported him in 2020 when he defeated longtime Congressman Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary.
New York’s newly redrawn 16th district extends from the Bronx to Westchester County.
Bowman and Ocasio Cortez this past semester Became an ally On the hill, he proposed a strong reconciliation bill with the Green New Deal.They pushed to Funding an anti-gun violence program At the Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx Criticize Israel During a deadly conflict with Palestinians in May 2021.
Bowman is the first male member of the so-called “squad” formed by Ocasio Cortez and three other young progressive Democrats in the last parliament.
In a statement, Bowman praised Ocasio Cortez as “one of the most important democratic leaders of our time” and said he was looking forward to continuing to fight on her side in Washington.
AOC approves Bowman in parliamentary reelection bid
Source link AOC approves Bowman in parliamentary reelection bid