Washington: Rep. Shri Thanedar, D-Mich., announced Wednesday that he is renouncing his membership in the Democratic Socialists of America after the left-wing group promoted a pro-Palestinian rally a day after Hamas’ deadly terrorist attack on Israel.
In a statement, Thanedar, who is in his first term, cited what he called a “hate-filled and antisemitic rally in New York City,” which other progressives in Congress have also condemned.
“After the brutal terrorist attacks on Israel, which included the indiscriminate murder, rape, and kidnapping of innocent men, women, and children, I can no longer associate with an organization unwilling to call out terrorism in all its forms,” Thanedar said in his statement.
“Sunday’s hate-filled and antisemitic rally in New York City, promoted by the NYC-DSA, makes it impossible for me to continue my affiliation,” he added. “I stand with Israel and its right to defend itself. There is no place for moral equivocation in the face of unadulterated evil as we have seen from Hamas.”
A spokesperson for Democratic Socialists of America did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday night.