A group within the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has called for New York Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman to be removed over his support of Israel.
Bowman, a progressive Democrat often associated with the Squad in the House, supported a recent vote for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and has declared his opposition to the boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement. That vote may very well end with him getting the boot.
“Therefore, it is clear to us that Bowman’s shortcomings on Palestine, unfortunately, are not matters that can be corrected solely through political education. Instead, he and his team continue to place political expediency ahead of Palestinian humanity,” DSA members wrote in recent article.
Bowman is one of four DSA members in Congress. The others include Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
Cori voted against the Israel missile defense bill while Ocasio-Cortez voted “present.”
Many consider the heated opposition to support of Israel antisemitic. Also, Israel is an American ally, with only a few in Congress willing to oppose the measure.
Honored to stand alongside Rep. @Ilhan Omar whose presence and work here in Congress fortifies the truth that all are welcome in the United States and within the systems we are tirelessly working to transform. We must root out Islamophobia everywhere and anywhere it exists. pic.twitter.com/kilhBng7vp
— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) December 1, 2021
Bowman has closely aligned himself with progressives and is even a member of DSA. However, his vote for Israel is enough for those in his own group to seek to cancel him from their organization for not being radical enough. No amount of progressive wokeism can make someone safe from leftist cancel culture.