AOC makes bizarre appearance at Bronx rally in support of Jamaal Bowman's faltering campaign

 June 24, 2024

Jarring – and frequently profane – scenes emerged from the Bronx over the weekend, as progressive House “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) took the stage to bolster the latter's re-election campaign.

Despite AOC's use of shocking slang and the pounding beats of Cardi B music in the background, political pundits are suggesting that Bowman may well be on his way out of Congress due to a credible primary challenge from the more moderate George Latimer, as Newsweek reports.

Rowdy rally in the Bronx

Known for adopting an urban-influenced way of speaking when situations require, Ocasio-Cortez made a memorable appearance at Saturday's event.

Jumping around to the beat of Cardi B's racy, often bleep-worthy lyrics, AOC asked the assembled crowd, “Are we ready? I can't year you! Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to take this borough back?”

The congresswoman's loud, arguably undignified display soon went viral on social media, but it paled in comparison to what Bowman had in store when he took the microphone.

Bowman lets loose

As Fox News reports, Bowman used the occasion of the rally to hold forth on his virulently anti-Israel convictions, unleashing a stream of profane language to take aim at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in particular.

AIPAC recently devoted $14 million to helping defeat Bowman in his re-election bid due to his outspoken critiques of Israel.

Taking exception to that move, Bowman promised rally attendees, “We are gonna show f**king AIPAC the power of the motherf**king South Bronx.”

Having worked as a public school administrator before entering Congress Bowman went on, “People ask me why I got a foul mouth. What am I supposed to do? You coming after me. You coming after my family. You coming after my children. I'm not supposed to fight back? I'm not supposed to fight back? We're gonna show them who the f**k we are.”

“We are not gonna stay silent while the U.S. tax dollar kills babies and women and children. My opponent supports genocide. My opponent and AIPAC and the ones destroying our democracy,” Bowman continued, leveling his characteristic attacks on Israel and on Latimer.

Is the end near?

Though Bowman may have received loud expressions of enthusiasm from those who turned out on Saturday, a recent Pix11 poll conducted in conjunction with The Hill and Emerson College revealed that Latimer is currently ahead of Bowman by a margin of 48% to 31%, suggesting that the Squad stalwart's days in the lower chamber may be coming to an end.

Scott Johnson of Powerline asserted on Monday that the conclusion of Bowman's tenure cannot come soon enough, noting that the “degraded madness” of the Saturday rally was more than enough evidence of his unsuitability for office.

Democrat Rep. Ritchie Torres, also of New York, concurred, referencing footage of the rally and writing on X, “The level of profanity here is so shocking as to be unbecoming of a Member of Congress.”

“There is nothing in Jamaal Bowman's unhinged tirade that remotely resembles the decency of the people I know and represent in the South Bronx,” Torres added, echoing the sentiments of those who, like Johnson, saw the event as nothing more than an “anti-Semitic hatefest” of which all participants should feel ashamed.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
© 2015 - 2024 Conservative Institute. All Rights Reserved.