Skip to comments.Black lawmakers rally behind Engel in primary fight
Posted on 06/15/2020 9:26:42 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members are rallying behind longtime Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) as he fends off a tough primary challenge from a progressive African American candidate, Jamaal Bowman.
Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), whose endorsement helped propel Joe Biden to the presidential nomination, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the caucus chairman seen as the heir apparent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.), threw their support behind Engel, a pro-Israel Jewish American and 16-term House veteran, over the weekend.
So has the influential House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and the CBCs political action committee, led by another powerful New York Democrat, Rep. Greg Meeks, the Queens party boss. Engel also is backed by Carl Heastie, the first black Speaker of the New York state Assembly whose Bronx district overlaps with Engels.
Black Democrats are not criticizing Bowman, whose campaign has tapped into the national anger over police brutality and institutional racism that has inspired tens of thousands of protesters to take to the streets of New York and other U.S. cities in recent weeks.
In fact, many have praised the 44-year-old public education advocate raised by a single mother in East Harlem before founding his own public middle school, where he remains the principal.
The CBC endorsements of Engel are more a reflection of an unspoken rule on Capitol Hill: Establishment Democrats, including most members of the Black Caucus, tend to put aside other considerations age, race, region, ideology and protect their own from outside challenges.
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House vs field.
I don’t think the demodogs realize the monster they created is about to devour them.
Sure looks like it. Pure and Hard core.
They made their bed...
[[[and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the caucus chairman seen as the heir apparent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.),]]]
Oh I love this I absolutely love this !!!
I cant wait to see the Democrats try to take down Jefferson and Washington and Lincoln
this is going to be super fun summer!
The incumbents got on their knees—so they are prepared for their defeat.