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Dem Rep. Ritchie Torres rips half-hearted DSA rally apology as ‘despicable’

By Jesse O’Neill
Published Oct. 11, 2023

A Bronx House Democrat ripped a socialist group as “despicable,” after it gave a half-hearted apology for promoting a virulent pro-Palestinian rally in Manhattan last weekend.

Rep. Ritchie Torres noted that the Democratic Socialists of America’s New York City chapter’s delayed mea culpa Tuesday for the rally couldn’t “even be bothered to mention, much less condemn, Hamas and its mass murder of Jews,” in a Wednesday X post.

“It refers vaguely to ‘loved ones in harm’s way.’ It projects moral outrage only when blaming Israel as the ‘root cause’ of the violence,” Torres said of the statement.

“The DSA, despite the name, is not democratic. It’s despicable, detestable, disgraceful, and disgraced. The same can be said of anyone who enables them.”

The widely criticized demonstration came in the immediate aftermath of the brutal executions of more than 1,000 Israelis and the kidnapping of at least 100 people, including babies, women and children.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/10/11/richie-torres-rips-dsa-rally-apology-as-despicable/