At a press conference Friday, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) indicated his caucus would defend its progressive members even as pro-Israel outside groups threaten to recruit and back primary opponents against those that have been critical of the U.S.’s Middle Eastern ally.
“Outside groups are going to do what outside groups are going to do,” Jeffries said . “I think House Democrats are going to continue to support each other.”
Groups like the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have been attacking the progressive “Squad” and other lawmakers who have opposed aid to Israel in its war on terror group Hamas.
Jeffries’ defense comes after he sent a clear message to AIPAC and other special interest groups that House Democratic leaders would support incumbents like Muslim antisemite and immigration fraud enthusiast Rep. Ilhan Omar.