Rebel Jamaal Bowman declared victory against senior Representative Eliot Engel in a fiery victory-like speech Tuesday night.
Bowman voted about 4000 votes for Engel in the early turns of the Democratic primary for the 16th Congressional District, covering sections of the Bronx and Westchester. However, tens of thousands of ballots that have not been opened have not yet been counted.
“You know Donald Trump is more afraid of everything – a black man in power!” Bowman, 44, a former Bronx secondary school principal boomed.
“We’re not celebrating me tonight. We celebrate a move… I can’t wait to go to the congress and cause problems. “
He said he was ready to fight “sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia”.
Although it was too early to call the race, early comebacks were not a good sign for Engel, Bowman increased only 19 percent and 61 percent of the votes to 39 percent.
Engel-Bowman primary symbolized the greater war draw between the more moderate establishment wing of the Democratic Party and the progressive left wing that emerged.
Engel, Hillary Clinton, Government Andrew Cuomo, Senate Democratic Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Parliament Speaker Carl Heastie (D- Bronx). The last two have districts overlapping Engel’s 16th Congressional District, covering parts of the Bronx and Westchester.
Progressive Bowman, other left-fired firefighter representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was approved by Massachusetts Year Elizabeth Warren, the Working Families Party, Democrats of Justice, Public Attorney Jumaane Williams, and city Inspector Scott Stringer.
Engel, 73, who was elected for the first time in 1988, is the President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and a loyal ally of Israel.
However, he did no good during the campaign and led to brutal titles.
It was the first time in the magazine Atlantik that Engel was unable to set foot in his area for about two months, as he fought one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the region. D.C. He stayed at his home in Maryland near.
When the obstacle returned to the area later, it became blurred and attended a press conference in the Bronx.
At an event attended by elected local officials, Bronx County President asked Ruben Diaz Jr. if he could make some statements with a hot microphone.
Diaz Jr. When he said there were too many people on the list, Engel muttered his face mask: “I wouldn’t care if I didn’t have primary school.”
“What was that?” Diaz Jr. asked for voice captured in the event’s News 12 live broadcast and shared on Twitter by NY1 reporter Emily Ngo.
“Don’t do this to me,” Diaz Jr. scolded.
Bowman said he went over the garon and said Engel “completely lost” with the region during the coronavirus crisis.
At the end of the campaign, Engel hit the 44-year-old Bowman’s voting record and the performance of his students in state exams when he was the director of the Cornerstone Social Action Academy. Bowman used to be a member of the Independence Party, and was enrolled as a Democrat two years ago.