For being “a fierce and successful advocate for the people of his distinct,” Schumer commended the New York congressman.
Rep. Eliot Engel, who is facing criticism, received the support of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday.
Engel and Schumer are “longtime, close friends,” said Schumer, who lauded Engel for being “a strong and successful warrior for the people of his distinct” in a statement.
“Eliot has enhanced public transportation and worked diligently with me after Hurricane Sandy,” added Schumer. “Eliot has improved mass transit and protected our democracy from foreign threats.” “Eliot Engel completes the task,”
Even while Engel’s campaign website prominently displayed Schumer’s endorsement, Schumer chose not to support Engel last week, claiming he was more focused on the Senate elections. The following day, Schumer’s name was eliminated.
The middle school principal Jamaal Bowman has received high-profile endorsements from several progressive leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Elizabeth Warren. Engel is up against Bowman in a competitive primary, and the Senate minority leader is the most recent Democrat to support him (D-Mass.).
Rep. Adam Schiff, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all recently endorsed Engel (D-Calif.)
Jewish Insider was the first to report on Schumer’s endorsement.
In 1989, Engel won his first election to the House. On June 23, New York will hold its primary.
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