In an extraordinary move, Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s office recently released a hard-hitting statement calling out what it called “Nazi Republicans.” The statement comes amid mounting criticism of Republicans in Congress over their attempts to obstruct progressive policies.
The statement was released after several Republicans in Congress criticized Bowman’s proposal for major progressive reform. Among the criticisms was an assertion that Congressman Bowman had an “alarming agenda” and was “doubling down on socialism.”
In response, Bowman’s office released a statement citing the Republican Party’s history of racism and fascism. The statement noted that during WW2, Republican members of Congress had sought to appease and accommodate Nazi Germany. It also accused Republicans of ignoring the legacy of Congressman George W. Norris who had championed progressive reforms.
The statement argued that such actions indicated that Republicans had failed to learn the lessons of history and continued to espouse dangerous fascist and authoritarian policies. It likened such policies to their rhetoric concerning Bowman’s proposals and urged all legislators to reject the regressive ideological trends.
The statement suggests that Congressman Bowman has no intention of backing down from his progressive reforms. His office is taking a defiant stance, publicly calling out what it believes to be Nazi Republicans and standing firm in its commitment to an agenda of progressive initiatives. It is a bold move that highlights the danger of attempting to accommodate fascism and how Progressive politicians are working to protect against it.