Four “Squad” Democrats are set to face serious primary challengers in 2024, with the line of opponents growing due to their comments on the war between Israel and Hamas.
Reps. Cori Bush (D‑MO), Jamaal Bowman (D‑NY), Summer Lee (D‑PA), and Ilhan Omar (D‑MN) are facing competition next November. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D‑MI) could also face opposition due to efforts from the Mainstream Democrats PAC, whose top donor wants to see “extreme members of Congress” ousted, and the Democratic Majority for Israel PAC, which has already launched a six-figure ad buy against her for being on the “wrong side of history.”
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Rep. Cori Bush (D‑MO) talks during a press conference to call for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, in Washington.
Bush’s challenger is St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, who dropped his bid for Senate of running against Sen. Josh Hawley (R‑MO) on Oct. 30. A centrist Democrat, Bell has been critical of Bush’s stance on Hamas, namely that there needs to be an end to the “occupation” and “apartheid” by Israel in Gaza — a similar stance taken by several “Squad” Democrats that has spurred criticism from both sides of the aisle.
St. Louis is overwhelmingly Democratic, and the winner of the August primary will be the heavy favorite to win in November, so the pressure is on Bus …